Benefield Anechoic Facility tests first space satellite in decades

The Navigation Technology Satellite-3 is staged inside The Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif, April 18, 2023. NTS-3 will be the Defense Department’s first experimental, integrated navigation satellite system in nearly 50 years and is expected to pave the way for a more robust, resilient and responsive architecture for satellite technology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bowles)


EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — The Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF) at Edwards AFB recently tested its first orbital satellite in decades. Anticipated to launch in late 2023, Navigation Technology Satellite-3 will be […]

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