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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Military looking for new ways to acquire and use commercial satellite data

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 23 May 2022 Space Systems Command is trying to figure out how to exploit traditional and new types of commercial space data WASHINGTON — Over a two-day conference last week, U.S. military and intelligence officials were briefed on the capabilities of commercial spy satellites

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Slingshot wins $25 million Space Force contract to develop digital twin of the space environment

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 31 March 2022 The deal won by Slingshot is a U.S. Space Force Strategic Financing (STRATFI) contract WASHINGTON — Slingshot Aerospace announced March 31 it won a $25.2 million Space Force contract to develop a virtual replica of the space environment, a technology known

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Space Force to reorganize its acquisition command to ‘focus on the threat’

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 4 March 2022 Guetlein wants “system of systems integration.” The previous organization focused on “system by system and not an integrated capability” ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Space Systems Command — the Space Force organization that oversees procurement of new technology — is being

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