As the U.S. military secures its satellites, it must also secure its satellite ground stations.
Millennium Space Systems keeps a low profile, but it’s attracting attention by winning contracts from DARPA and the NRO.
Revenue growth among the biggest FSS fleet operators has slowed in the past couple of years, raising the question of whether the glory days are over.
The report says disaggregation is a way for the Air Force to preserve the United States’ operational advantage in space.
As the U.S. Air Force prepares to release a final bid solicitation for a contracting vehicle that will enable it to regularly utilize excess payload capacity aboard commercial satellites.
The U.S. military’s most robust communications satellites will be battle tested using a newly built device that simulates high-radiation events.
With the U.S. Air Force’s space leadership vowing to move away from a status quo dominated by large, exquisite satellite systems, an unlikely corner of the space industry is claiming to be perfectly suited to the change: the big contractors who for decades built those very systems.
The U.S. military does a good job of protecting its networks, said Repko, who in addition to running a consultancy is a senior fellow in cybersecurity with Virginia Tech.
The U.S. military space program is facing a perfect storm of emerging threats and declining budgets that will necessitate wholesale changes or result in an unaffordable and potentially untenable future, the U.S. Air Force’s top uniformed space official said.
The launch manifest includes science missions for the CSA, Argentina and NASA.