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Skynet Means More Bandwidth for British 66

Posted by Zonk
from the please-don't-become-sentient dept.
pcnetworx1 writes "A new £3.6bn project to upgrade the space communications network for British forces including the Army, Royal Navy, and RAF has gone underway. The first craft, Skynet 5A was launched from Kourou in French Guiana on 11 March 2007. There will be a constellation of three satellites in total. This system is also not an exclusive project for the armed forces, it is actually outsourced to a company called Paradigm Secure Communications. They work with NATO, France, Germany, Canada, Portugal and the Netherlands. They are also seeking new business in the US, Australia, and the Middle East."
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Skynet Means More Bandwidth for British

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  • Uncharted territory (Score:4, Interesting)

    by cheros (223479) on Sunday May 13, 2007 @12:03AM (#19101397)
    You're absolutely right - it's the ONE thing that makes that hacking different from the regular approach.

    Personally, I think this is a completely overlooked field (which is understandable as they're all under the table). I think we should immediately seek Congressional funding and investigate if being in physical symbiosis with an attractive member of the opposite sex improves crypto and code breaking performance (I'm using 'physical symbiosis' to indicate that such research shouldn't be limited to just one specific approach - be thorough).

    Who knows, Clinton may have simply been ahead of his time 8-).

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