The buzzword in military space these days is “proliferated LEO,” which is Pentagon-speak for large numbers of small satellites in low Earth orbit.
Smith so far has not been happy with the Air Force’s response to his concerns about the launch program.
The amended language retained two key provisions that help SpaceX and Blue Origin, and removed two others that were opposed by ULA.
HASC creates a United States Space Corps led by a four-star commandant.
The SASC is trying to hold the Air Force more accountable for the performance of space acquisition programs.
The contract was awarded to SAIC on Jan. 31. Peraton filed a protest March 5.
A bipartisan amendment to strike Smith’s space launch provisions is expected to be offered by Colorado lawmakers Lamborn and Crow.
Kennedy says SDA will work with all the services. “Nobody said I have to build it all."
HASC Chairman Adam Smith: “We have an agreement on an amendment" to create a space force or space corps.
Smith’s mark does not disrupt the LSP schedule and only directs some changes to the rules of the competition.
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If the culture issue is not addressed, the current organization will fail to develop the human capital required to preserve U.S. dominance.
SBIRS-4 has been declared fully operational. Next-gen OPIR has passed several design reviews.
Radar satellite operator Iceye and Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) announced plans June 6 to work together to speed up delivery of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, allowing government customers to obtain processed data in as little as 15 minutes.
The NRO is ready to start buying products from new vendors and move beyond the single-supplier arrangement with Maxar Technologies.