Satellites Get U.S. Coast Guard Closer to Space

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NEW LONDON, Conn. — In the near future, Coast Guard Academy cadets will have the ability to communicate with satellites in space from on campus classrooms via a satellite ground control station.

Such an opportunity will provide the cadets with hands-on experience with space technology through courses, building housing for a satellite system at the academy and constructing an 18-foot radome.

The satellites also could track sea ice in the Arctic, which would help to lower the cost of operating Coast Guard aircraft.

See the original article in The Navy Times

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