Pentagon Looks to Tap 5G in Space
The U.S. military moved to explore next-generation networking capabilities and tools that could advance how it moves vast volumes of data on and beyond planet Earth.
Space Force officials and others in the Air Force office responsible for enterprise data transport intend to tap “rapidly emerging 5G technologies to support space data transport terrestrially, in space, and in the space-ground links,” according to a request for information published by the latter Thursday.
“Any aspect of 5G applied to any aspect of space systems is of potential interest,” the document noted.
Experiments and pilots that will use 5G to reimagine warehouse logistics and transform health care delivery, among other future-focused applications, are already unfolding on multiple military bases.