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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General Dynamics wins ground systems contract for Space Development Agency’s megaconstellation

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 26 May 2022 General Dynamics' partners in this contract include Iridium, KSAT, Emergent and Raytheon WASHINGTON — General Dynamics Mission Systems won a $324.5 million contract to operate the ground systems and manage network operations of the Space Development Agency’s low Earth orbit constellation,

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BlueHalo wins $1.4 billion contract to upgrade U.S. satellite control network

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 24 May 2022 The satellite control network includes the ground stations and tracking antennas used by the U.S. military to communicate with its satellites WASHINGTON — The Space Rapid Capabilities Office awarded BlueHalo a $1.4 billion eight-year contract to add communications capacity to the

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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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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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