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DARPA plans a network of virtual satellites

Postby longhaircowboy » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:04 pm

Just found this interesting item.
http://defensesystems.com/articles/2010 ... TC_DEFENSE
The defense research arm is refocusing its System F6 (Future, Fast, Flexible, Fractionated, Free-Flying Spacecraft United by Information Exchange) spacecraft demonstrator program to “emphasize development of an open and ubiquitous space architecture and an associated set of open standards," according to a recent announcement.
The goal of the fractionated spacecraft concept is to replace large individual spacecraft such as weather and communications satellites, with clusters of smaller, wirelessly linked modules that share resources and form a “virtual satellite.”

Man those DARPA cats are wak.
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Re: DARPA plans a network of virtual satellites

Postby Access Denied » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:00 pm

Hey LHC, did you forget you already posted something about this here… :)

Interstellar Archaeology

[couldn’t decide whether to move this post there or that thread here... let me know]

By the way, if you’re really interested in what the “wak cats” at DARPA are up to, simply go to their “Solicitations” page here…

http://www.darpa.mil/solicitations.html

And click on the link to go the Federal Business Opportunities web site like those who think they have the right stuff to get the job done do… if they’re smart. :)

[see also the DoD SBIR/STIR Program for more small business R&D opportunities]

Now scroll down the list of solicitations until you find something interesting like…

Covert Precision Emplacement of Small Payloads from V-Bat Aircraft
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/A ... -0180.html

And you will see $369,677.00 has been awarded to the “MLB Company” in Mountain View, CA for whatever the heck a “V-Bat” is.

Now use Google to find the MLB Company’s web site where you'll find the “Products” page…

http://www.spyplanes.com/pages_new/products.htm

[love the domain name lol]

Click on “V Bat” and voilà

Image

The real "California Drone"... 8)
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Re: DARPA plans a network of virtual satellites

Postby longhaircowboy » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:34 pm

Thanks for noticing AD. I had forgotten about the Dyson structure post. No wonder this sounded familiar. Do with what you think best. Oh and I check DARPAs site from time to time to see just what wak things go on there like the fully autonomous robot project. Now there's something.
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