Orbit of Babel: SDA developing ‘translators’ to get data from ISR sats to warfighters

The Space Development Agency will begin launching its Tranche 1 Transport Layer communications mesh network in 2024. (Image: Northrop Grumman) By Theresa Hitchen, Published by Breaking Defense, 26 October 2022 "Translator" payloads are necessary because many of today's commercial remote sensing providers do not, and will not, have the ability

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Defenseless Against Hypersonic Missiles, US Navy Turns To ‘Faster & Lethal’ DEWs To Battle China, Russia – Top Admiral

By Sakshi Tiwari, Published by The Eurasian Times, 28 August 2022 The US Navy is exploring the novel technology of Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs) against Chinese and Russian hypersonic weapons in the absence of a potent defense against these highly maneuverable missiles. The top admiral of the US Navy, Michael

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Space Force to take on bigger role planning future DoD space investments

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 1 August 2022 The Pentagon assigned the Space Force responsibilities as “integrator for joint space requirements" WASHINGTON – The Space Force, the military branch responsible for providing satellite-based services to the U.S. armed forces, was also recently assigned the role of “integrator for joint

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Lockheed Military Space Boss: We Have ‘Opportunity to Expand Beyond’ GPS

By Greg Hadley, Published by Airforce Magazine, 25 July 2022 FARNBOROUGH, U.K.—Military and defense industry officials are proud to say the Global Positioning System of satellites has entrenched itself as the world standard of position, navigation, and timing. But new threats—and some futuristic considerations—are leading some to think bigger than

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Into the ‘outernet’: Secure ‘internet in space’ key to future Space Force hybrid architecture

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 14 July 2022 Four Pentagon offices are working together on an ambitious hybrid architecture that spans orbits as well as classification levels, officials told Breaking Defense. WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has taken the first steps toward a future “hybrid space architecture” comprising military and

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Elon Musk is Not a Renegade Outsider – He’s a Massive Pentagon Contractor

By Alan Macleod, Published by MintpressNews, 31 May 2022 AUSTIN, TEXAS – Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter has ruffled many feathers among professional commentators. “Musk is the wrong leader for Twitter’s vital mission,” read one Bloomberg headline. The network also insisted, “Nothing in the Tesla CEO’s track record suggests

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