In other news emphasizing the growing significance of satellite communications, the Boeing Company has announced that a Boeing-led team has completed the final testing and integration of the Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system under development for the U.S. Air Force. When launched, the SBSS is intended to revolutionize U.S. space situational awareness by providing around-the-clock visibility that can detect distant space objects without interference from weather, atmosphere, or daylight. The SBSS satellite was subjected to EMI, thermal, and acoustic testing and is now ready for final launch preparations. The Boeing team also conducted an end-to-end mission functionality test on the space vehicle from the Satellite Operation Center (SOC) located at Schriever Air Force Base, CO. Final tests were conducted by an integrated mission team including members from Boeing, Ball Aerospace, and the Air Force.Find more details in the official announcement on Boeing’s website.