Space Force general: Commercial satellite internet in Ukraine showing power of megaconstellations

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 11 May 2022 A lesson from the Ukraine war is the resiliency provided by large proliferated constellations, said Gen. David Thompson WASHINGTON — During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing May 11, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) asked Space Force officials if any lessons could

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Astranis eyes U.S. military customers for its small geostationary satellites

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 14 April 2022 Small GEO satellite operator Astranis sees an opportunity to break into the defense market as the military seeks to diversify its communications architecture WASHINGTON – Astranis Space Technologies is scheduled to launch this summer a small communications satellite to geostationary orbit

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Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, York Space selected to build DoD’s internet-in-space constellation

By Sandra Erwin,Published by Space News, 28 February 2022 Rendering of the Space Development Agency's Transport Layer low Earth orbit constellation. Credit: Northrop Grumman The agency awarded three contracts: $700 million to Lockheed Martin, $692 million to Northrop Grumman and $382 million to York Space for the Transport Layer Tranche

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Is Project Blackjack still relevant?

By Nathan Strout, Published by C4ISRNET, 14 February 2022 Faced with duplication and delays, DARPA weighs how its proliferated satellite demonstration can still make an impact WASHINGTON — Project Blackjack started as a bold idea. Instead of relying on a small handful of satellites operating 20,000 miles above Earth, what

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