BlueHalo recently hosted U.S. Space Force officials to showcase its cutting-edge Badger satellite terminal. The demonstration highlighted the successful target tracking and signal processing capabilities of the multi-band software defined antenna tiles used in the Badger product.
The software-defined tile is a scalable phased array solution that simplifies mission operations through agile and re-configurable beam-forming tiles. BlueHalo’s Badger ground terminals are built on this advanced array technology.
This demonstration comes a year after BlueHalo secured a $1.4 billion contract from the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (Space RCO) for the Satellite Communications Augmentation Resource (SCAR) program. The program aims to enhance communications capacity for Geostationary (GEO) satellites through transportable, electronically steerable phased array antennas.
Blue Halo CEO Jonathan Moneymaker emphasized that the demonstration showcases their commitment to delivering a more robust and modernized satellite communication infrastructure, crucial for maintaining strategic advantage in space.
Col Greg Hoffman, senior material leader for Space RCO, praised the SCAR program for not only increasing communication capacity but also bringing much-needed flexibility to the Space Force. He highlighted this as an example of responsive Space Force acquisitions enabling future dynamic space operations.