DoD Satcom: Big money for military satellites, slow shift to commercial services

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 22 June 2022 The Pentagon plans to spend nearly $13 billion over the next five years to develop and acquire military communications satellites. According to U.S. Department of Defense budget documents, this large investment supports growing demands for connectivity and secure data networks across

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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 looking at U.S. needs for ‘responsive space’

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 20 April 2022 Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein: The Space Force needs to “understand where we need tactically responsive launch, but more importantly, tactically responsive space.” WASHINGTON – The U.S. Space Force plans to conduct in 2023 a “responsive space” demonstration where private launch companies

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Biden Administration Budgets Record $27.6 Billion for Militarization of Outer-Space

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, Published by Covert Action Magazine, 10 April 2022 New cold war provides continued backdrop for misallocation of public resources into weaponry right out of science fiction films As homeless rates skyrocket and public education flounders, the Biden administration has proposed a record $27.6 billion budget for the

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