KODIAK — A satellite lifted into space by the Kodiak Launch Complex in September continues to work as designed.
The Naval Research Lab, which designed and built TacSat-4, reported Friday that the satellite completed a successful experiment with the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy as it returned to Seattle from an escort mission to Nome with the Russian fuel tanker Renda.
The experiment carried communications from the Healy in the Bering Sea to Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif. According to the research lab’s release, the Healy also communicated with the Army Space and Missile Defense Battle Lab in Colorado Springs, Colo.
That lab is participating in ongoing experiments with TacSat-4, which was designed and launched to provide specialty military communications in high latitudes and mountainous terrain.
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