Terran Orbital sees staff departures as it turns focus to military satellites

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNewsTerran Orbital manufactures small satellites in Irvine, California. Credit: Terran Orbital, 14 November 2022 Three executives resigned over disagreements with Terran Orbital’s management on the direction of the company WASHINGTON — At least three senior engineers and program executives left satellite manufacturer Terran Orbital late

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China’s new satellite-hunting radar aims to blind US

China’s SLC-18 satellite tracking radar. Photo: China Daily By Gabriel Honrada, Published by Asia Times, 14 November 2022 Newly-unveiled SLC-18 radar seeks to blunt US space-based intel advantage and could soon be exported to America’s adversaries China’s new electronically scanned array radar aims to blunt the military advantages long provided

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SpaceLink to wind down operations, barring last-minute investment

Rendering of SpaceLink's data relay network in space. Credit: SpaceLink By Debra Werner, Published by SpaceNews, 31 October 2022 SAN FRANCISCO – Barring last-minute offers from potential buyers or investors, SpaceLink, a startup developing a space-relay constellation, will wind down its operations. Australia’s Electro Optic Systems Holdings Ltd., SpaceLink’s parent

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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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Space Force should heed Ukraine lessons as it revamps structure: CSO nominee Saltzman

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 13 September 2022 U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Operations, Cyber, and Nuclear, provides an update on force generation to senior leaders at Headquarters, Space Operations Command on April 26, 2022. (U.S. Space Force photo

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GAO: Defense, intelligence agencies need a better plan to buy commercial satellite imagery

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 7 September 2022 GAO director Brian Mazanec: 'Commercial satellite capabilities are increasingly going to be indispensable to the national security enterprise' WASHINGTON — Despite a growing demand for satellite imagery, U.S. defense and intelligence agencies are not taking advantage of available commercial technology due

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