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Drawing of DSCS 2, military satellite, 1970s.


Drawing of DSCS 2, military satellite, 1970s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Artists impression of a Defense Satellite Communications System 2 in geostationary earth orbit. The DSCS 2 was one of a series of communications satellites used by the United States military throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These satellites were 'hardened' to resist both jamming and the effects of nearby nuclear explosions.

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© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society

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