The broadband global satellite communications (WGS) – 11 + communication satellite developed by the U.S. Department of defense, the Canadian Department of defense and the Australian Department of defense is now in the final system design phase before Boeing starts production in 2024. WGS is one of the main examples to show that space is becoming the future battlefield in many aspects, not in the sense of flashing laser beams and satellite explosions, but in how major military powers and alliances rely more and more on space-based technology in communication, reconnaissance, intelligence collection, weather monitoring, etc. Therefore, the space arms race is not only a matter of seizing the commanding heights of communications, but also a problem of coping with future wars. The

WGS constellation was first launched in 2007, and its scale and advanced nature are constantly improving. WGS constellation is designed to supplement the existing Defense Satellite Communication System (DSCs) and global broadcasting service (GBS) satellites. Currently, it is composed of 10 satellites. It is the main force of folded wing global communication system, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Luxemburg, New Zealand, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Norway. According to Boeing, wgs-11 + has twice the capacity of its predecessors, which is significant because the bandwidth of one WGS spacecraft is equivalent to that of the existing DSCs constellation. The system supports communications and data transmission for tactical command and control operations, as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and combat support. < p > < p > & quot; wgs-11 + uses a narrower spot beam to accurately provide stronger and more reliable connections where needed, which means better performance and greater flexibility than ever before, said Troy Dawson, vice president of Boeing government satellite systems. Skip to content