Re: Milstar II

From: BahlsD@aol.com
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 10:09:25 PDT

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    Don't know what other constraints may apply, but from a purely geometrical 
    standpoint we can say the following:
    
      March 12th - Forth Monmouth, NJ to Sudbury MA  (MDR VTC Link)
             Located somewhere between 2W and 143W
    
      March  7th - San Diego, CA to Sudbury, MA (LDR Network Test)
             Located somewhere between 43W and 143W
    
    The above assumes a 5 satellite elevation angle at both ground terminals.
    
    Daryl Bahls
    47.44N, 122.15W, 143m
    
    
    In a message dated 4/2/01 7:16:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
    thomsona@flash.net writes:
    
    > "The first point-to-point communications using the new MDR payload occurred
    >  on March 12 followed shortly thereafter by the first-ever video
    >  teleconference (VTC) using two Army SMART-T terminals communicating over 
    the
    >  MDR payload on Milstar F-4. The VTC link was between Fort Monmouth, N.J.,
    >  and a Raytheon facility at Sudbury, Mass. "
    >  
    >  "The LDR payload which provides highly secure communications capability to
    >  the National Command Authorities and Military Services under any conflict
    >  environment completed initialization on March 6 and successfully 
    established
    >  an LDR communications network on March 7 using terminals at Sudbury, Mass.
    >  and San Diego, Calif."
    
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