UFO Naval Satellite Readied for December Launch
The U.S. Navy UHF Follow-On (UFO) F11 satellite has arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will undergo final preparations for its December launch aboard an Atlas rocket. The Boeing 601 satellite carries an ultra-high frequency (UHF) digital receiver that will provide additional UHF channels and greater flexibility in configuring communication services. The spacecraft’s extremely high frequency communications subsystem will provide anti-jam telemetry, command, broadcast, and fleet interconnectivity communications, using advanced signal processing techniques. Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered 10 UFO spacecraft under a contract originally awarded in July 1988 and now worth approximately $2.1 billion.