[amsat-bb] System F6

Glenn AA5PK aa5pk at suddenlink.net
Fri Oct 9 17:37:36 PDT 2009

I found this article in the last issue of Air Force Magazine to be 

Game Changers

"System F6 is designed to help break the paradigm of monolithic satellite 
design-that is, planning to put all of a satellite's components on the same 
spacecraft bus, connected via wires. In its place, DARPA is advancing the 
concept of fractionated space architectures in which a satellite's nodes 
(e.g., sensors, power source, communications downlinks, processors) can be 
physically separated into modules that are connected in function via 
wireless links so that they create the same capability as their monolithic 
counterpart, if not more."


Glenn AA5PK

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