Archangels Continue Satellite Control Legacy with WGS Upgrades
Photo Credit: Courtesy U.S. Army
Two terminal dishes assist Army space Soldiers of Alpha Company, 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON) at the Wideband Satellite Communications Operations Center, Fort Detrick, Md. The green antenna is called a replacement terminal and is temporarily supporting A Company's Auxiliary Site Control Terminal mission, while the Modernized Enterprise Terminal (white antenna) is going through testing in preparation to fill a Wideband Global Satellite and ASCT role. The MET is the latest antenna to be fielded with several upgraded capabilities. This facility provides Alpha Company controllers increased capabilities to control the communications payloads and communications transmissions of the Defense Satellite Communication System and WGS constellations.
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