DoD Satcom: Big money for military satellites, slow shift to commercial services

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 22 June 2022 The Pentagon plans to spend nearly $13 billion over the next five years to develop and acquire military communications satellites. According to U.S. Department of Defense budget documents, this large investment supports growing demands for connectivity and secure data networks across

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Military looking for new ways to acquire and use commercial satellite data

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 23 May 2022 Space Systems Command is trying to figure out how to exploit traditional and new types of commercial space data WASHINGTON — Over a two-day conference last week, U.S. military and intelligence officials were briefed on the capabilities of commercial spy satellites

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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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Space Force looking at U.S. needs for ‘responsive space’

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 20 April 2022 Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein: The Space Force needs to “understand where we need tactically responsive launch, but more importantly, tactically responsive space.” WASHINGTON – The U.S. Space Force plans to conduct in 2023 a “responsive space” demonstration where private launch companies

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