SyNet 4


The Skynet family of military satellites was developed for the UK Ministry of Defence to proivide secure communications to all three branches of the UK armed forces and for NATO forces engaed on coalition tasks. The Skynet 4 design is a 3-axis stabilised satellite, developed and operated by the UK and supporting SHF and UHF services. Three initial satellites were build (1988-1990), followed by three later satellites with improved power and anti-jam features (1998-2001).



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