Raytheon and Iridium Team up to Increase Antenna Operational Flexibility


Raytheon, in conjunction with Iridium Satellite LLC, provider of global satellite voice and data communications solutions, has developed test equipment that is designed to simulate on-orbit antenna performance. The new technology is installed on a flight worthy Main Mission Antenna (MMA). A second successful addition to the MMA is antenna control software that will work to enhance operational flexibility and performance.

Michael Del Checcolo, vice president of Engineering for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems said, “The satellite communication systems continue to deliver essential communication services to and from remote areas around the globe…Raytheon is proud of its continuing role in ensuring the system’s ability to provide superior worldwide coverage for our warfighters and essential industries.”

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