Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the 10th Annual Space Resiliency Summit. This year’s Summit will bring together senior leaders from across the US space enterprise to discuss US efforts […]
The National Space Council directs the Department of Defense to “accelerate its transition to a more resilient national security space posture.”
As the military sometimes must operate in contested environments, they will need more resilient communications system to overcome any intentional interference.
“The tough part is not figuring out how to mass produce a satellite bus or build a lot of little payloads,” said Fred Kennedy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Tactical Technology Office director. “The hard part is getting that entire network to be responsive to a bunch of requirements we have to satisfy soon.”
Don’t look for a line item marked “resiliency” in the space budget. That was the message from top Defense Department space officials at this month’s Washington Space Business Roundtable lunch.
One of the best presentations at the recent Satellite 2017 show was given by Major General David Thompson, the Vice Commander at Air Force Space Command. Gen. Thompson highlighted the Air Force mission to dramatically improve resiliency in space operations by taking advantage of commercial practices.
The solution to making military space communications secure could be more. More satellites. More partners. More bandwidth. More everything.
The Defense Department and intelligence community will have to weigh increased capabilities versus the ability for future satellites to withstand attacks from China and Russia, a senior Pentagon leader said May 16.
Orbcomm said it could lose several of its 17 second-generation satellites without a big impact on operations beyond a slight delay in message-delivery time..
The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency believes more than 600 commercial imaging satellites could be on orbit by 2021 and hopes to leverage these assets to diversify its data sources.