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2016 - Military Satellites

Military satellites—spacecraft acquired, launched, and operated by a nation’s military forces—share many of the same mission types used in commercial and civilian applications. Communications, remote sensing, positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) missions can seem remarkably similar to civilian missions, although the cost is typically much higher for hardened systems and reliable operations for shoring up and maintaining national security. There are unique missions that seem to be the exclusive domain of military operations: missile warning, missile defense,...

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