A notional image of one of the Space Development Agency's first transport layer satellites. (Lockheed Martin)

The US military wants to plug commercial satellites into its orbital networks

By Nathan Strout, Published by C4ISRNET, 23 December 2021 WASHINGTON — The U.S. military wants to directly plug commercial imagery satellites into its forthcoming orbital networks, enabling soldiers in the field to access that data faster. The military has become increasingly interested in using satellite imagery to extend its situational

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DARPA awards Lockheed Martin $25 million contract modification for integration of Blackjack satellites

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 7 September, 2021 The technology developed in the Blackjack program also is supporting the Space Development Agency's low Earth orbit constellation WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency increased Lockheed Martin’s contract for satellite integration work for the Blackjack program by $25.3 million,

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Northrop Breaks Into DARPA’s Blackjack

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 10 May 2021 The company's software-defined Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology will offer military users an agile new signal from low Earth orbit (LEO) that is not dependent on existing satellite navigation systems," said Nicholas Paraskevopoulos, Northrop Grumman's chief technology officer. WASHINGTON:

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