DSCS--Past, Present, and Future,
SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER LOS ANGELES AFB CA
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This is a critical point in the long history of the Defense Satellite Communications System. This workhorse communications system has developed from the humble beginnings in the 1960s into todays highly capable backbone of US Government Communications. After a long delay we are finally launching these satellites again and plan to quickly rebuild this critical national asset which has been held together by determination and sweat following the Challenger disaster. Our critical issue is what services shall DSCS provide in the future. We are now in the process of defining the SHF communications capability of the next generation of these satellites to support the military needs of the next century.
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