Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) on Jan. 28 questioned Pentagon acquisition czar Frank Kendall about DoD's commitment to using commercial communications satellites. Credit: HASC screenshot.

Special Report | U.S. Civil & Military Space Procurement Forecast

Special Report
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An overview of upcoming space procurements for U.S. government in the civl and military arenas.

A ULA Atlas 5 carrying the third MUOS satellite for the United States Navy launched from Space Launch Complex-41 at 8:04 p.m. EST Jan. 20, 2015. Credit: ULA
THAAD missile interceptor. Credit: MDA
Russian Black Sea Fleet after the battle of Sinope, 1853. Credit: Via Wikipedia
Cosmo Skymed. Credit: AIAD
An Atlas 5 lifts off Jan. 20 carrying the U.S. Navy's MUOS-3 satellite. Credit: ULA
Brett Lambert is well known in space circles from his time as executive vice president of DFI International, a Washington-based consultancy firm he helped to build and sell in 2007.  Credit: SpaceNews
Comsat NG. Credit: Thales Alenia Space
“We think that by gathering data from a range of sources, it should be possible to identify instances where small changes in capability have a large impact on cost,” Deborah Lee James said. Credit: Center for Strategic & International Studies
An Exelis technician works on a radar installation. Credit: Excelis
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.). Credit: Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation video grab

Italian Military Satellite Maneuvered To Hold Orbital Slot for SES-Luxembourg Venture

Business Missions

Satellite fleet operator SES and the Luxembourg government used the Italian Defense Ministry’s aging Sicral 1 telecommunications satellite to protect a regulatory deadline for using an orbital slot and military radio frequencies on behalf of a future Luxembourg satellite venture, according to regulatory filings.

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket launches two U.S. Air Force Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on July 28, 2014. Credit: ULA
U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). Credit: Center for Strategic & International Studies

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