Top defense firms with large space portfolios like Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman are likely to benefit as space increasingly is viewed as a “contested environment” where the United States will be challenged by rising powers.
The military’s big data problems were recognized years ago but fixes are nowhere in sight.
The Pentagon has finalized a list of exclusion zones for two types of advanced remote sensing technologies that could help end a long-running logjam for licensing of commercial systems using those techniques.
The additional connectivity will be provided via SES’s medium-Earth-orbit (MEO) O3b fleet as part of a high-throughput, low-latency satellite communications system SES GS is providing to the Pentagon, the company said.
Congressman Jim Bridenstine, among the leading candidates to be the next NASA administrator, called upon his fellow lawmakers Thursday to support the Pentagon as it adapts to a radically shifting landscape in orbit.
U.S. Defense Department leaders suggested to the Government Accountability Office that to improve the management and oversight of the national security space enterprise, the Pentagon should consider creating a single space force, one that would handle duties currently assigned to the Defense Department and the National Reconnaissance Office.
Ash Carter, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Elon Musk, SpaceX’s founder and chief executive, will discuss innovation Wednesday in a private meeting, the Pentagon’s top spokesman said June 6.
As executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Rick Ambrose has worked to position the company to win its share of government and commercial business, taking a particularly keen interest as the Defense Department plans its future satellite architectures.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) said Feb. 26 he plans to introduce a wide-ranging space policy bill in April, but acknowledges that the full bill is unlikely to pass this year.
Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official, spoke to the Washington Space Business Roundtable Feb. 23, offering insight into how the U.S. Defense Department is approaching some of the military space community’s long-standing concerns.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has sided with Intelsat’s protest of a multi-year U.S. Defense Department satellite bandwidth-provision contract award to Inmarsat, a decision that apparently will at least suspend the award and may force a new competition.
Highlights from a Dec. 15 panel discussion in Washington examining U.S. Defense Department efforts to make greater user of commercial satellite communications to better meet its mission requirements and save money.
The U.S. Defense Department’s top acquisition official is continuing to keep close tabs on the troubled ground system for the Air Force’s next-generation GPS satellites, a complex software development program that continues to raise red flags both at the Pentagon and in Congress.
Deborah James is the Pentagon’s first principal defense space adviser, a role that subsumes her previous responsibility as executive agent for space. As the PDSA, James is tasked with solving one of the Defense Department’s longstanding space problems: capability integration between the military services.
The mobile satellite services provider says the U.S. military has been particularly hungry to use the company’s new Global Xpress Ka-band service.