Cisco, Surrey Deploy Router in Space

By | February 10, 2004 | Uncategorized

VIENNA, Va. — U.S.-based Cisco Systems [NYSE: CSCO] and British small satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology have successfully launched and deployed a “router in space.” The Cisco-supplied router is part of the payload on a small sensor satellite manufactured by Surrey.

The router is being tested in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Air Force for use by civilian government agencies as well as the U.S. military, explained Rick Sanford, director of global space initiatives at Cisco. He told SATELLITE TODAY at the Cisco Government Market Press Education Day held here Monday that one application of the router would be to enable the Department of Defense‘s network centric warfare concept.

For in-depth coverage of this story, see the next issue of Government Procurement Report, which is free for subscribers to the SATELLITE TODAY Web site. For more info, contact Cliff Johnson at e-mail cjohnson@pbimedia.com.

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