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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Space Development Agency to accelerate deployment of missile-tracking satellites

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 10 April 2022 The Space Force is requesting an additional $200 million in 2023 to fund two launches of missile-tracking satellites COLORADO SPRINGS – The U.S. Space Force is requesting an additional $200 million in fiscal year 2023 to launch satellites for the Space

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Proposed Space Development Agency funding boost falls short of earlier request

By Courtney Albon, Published by C4ISRNET, 9 March 2022 An artist's depiction of L3Harris' tracking layer satellite, which will be part of a solution designed by the Space Development Agency and the Missile Defense Agency to track and target hypersonic weapons from space. (L3Harris) WASHINGTON — The Space Development Agency

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Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, York Space selected to build DoD’s internet-in-space constellation

By Sandra Erwin,Published by Space News, 28 February 2022 Rendering of the Space Development Agency's Transport Layer low Earth orbit constellation. Credit: Northrop Grumman The agency awarded three contracts: $700 million to Lockheed Martin, $692 million to Northrop Grumman and $382 million to York Space for the Transport Layer Tranche

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Is Project Blackjack still relevant?

By Nathan Strout, Published by C4ISRNET, 14 February 2022 Faced with duplication and delays, DARPA weighs how its proliferated satellite demonstration can still make an impact WASHINGTON — Project Blackjack started as a bold idea. Instead of relying on a small handful of satellites operating 20,000 miles above Earth, what

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