Space Development Agency to consider commercial LEO options to augment DoD network

By Sandra Erwin, Publishd by Space News, 17 August 2023 SpaceX, Kuiper, Aalyria were selected to conduct three-month studies WASHINGTON — SpaceX, Kuiper Government Solutions and Aalyria Technologies were selected for market-research studies on how commercial systems could add capacity to the military’s future low Earth orbit constellation.  The U.S.

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SDA asks industry for 100 satellites in latest move toward ‘global’ data constellation

The Space Development Agency will begin launching its first operational data transport satellites in 2024, part of the Space Force’s effort to build a space version of the internet. (Image: Northrop Grumman) By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 29 June 2023 The plan is to grant two contractors Other

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How the Space Force will manage surging launch demand

By Courtney Albon, Published by C4ISRNET, 9 May 2023 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On May 4, SpaceX launched its latest batch of Starlink satellites, increasing the size of its behemoth broadband internet constellation to more than 4,000 spacecraft. The company, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, expects to launch another 8,000

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Northrop Grumman clears key design hurdle for military satellites in record time

By Chris Young, Published by Interesting Engineering, 19 April 2023 "Our T1TL solution builds on our decades of end-to-end mission expertise." Northrop Grumman completed a critical design review of a Space Development Agency (SDA) communications satellite in only 13 months. As SpaceNews points out, that is a fraction of the

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Space Development Agency readies launch of first satellites for comms, missile tracking

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 29 March 2023 The 10 satellites, which will be lofted on a reusable SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg SFB to low Earth orbit (LEO), are the first batch of the Tranche 0 constellation, building blocks of America's resilient space strategy. Editor’s Note 4/03/2023

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