The contract is to upgrade and expand the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System that track objects in geostationary orbits.
Congress gave the Space Force “wide latitude to define their future." But Congress is impatient, Hyten cautioned.
BlackSky booked its satellites on a SpaceX rideshare launch because it was convenient and affordable, said BlackSky Chief Technology Officer Scott Herman. But the mission unwittingly became a demonstration of the type of nimble space services that the U.S. government is looking for.
SDA's contracting process has impressed industry executives.
Xage Security, a Silicon Valley cybersecurity startup, announced a contract Sept. 17 to develop a data protection strategy for the U.S. Space Force.
Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach: “Yes, I am absolutely in favor of more space-based ISR."
The contract is for the Evolved Strategic Satellite Communications program, known as Evolved Strategic Satcom.
The sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) communications satellite successfully completed on-orbit testing Aug. 27.
Lockheed Martin will analyze the risks in the process of migrating a SBIRS geosynchronous satellite to the next-generation Enterprise Ground Services.
Raymond: “A long-term CR won’t be good for our service."
Despite the successful demonstration of a launch to polar orbit from Cape Canaveral, the U.S. Space Force doesn’t foresee shifting launches to those orbits there from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The 1,250-kilogram NTS-3 satellite is being built by L3Harris under an $84 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Bruno: "This is is just shocking in terms of the scale and ubiquity of this threat."
Orbion is a four-year-old startup in Houghton, Michigan, that specializes in Hall-effect plasma thrusters for small satellites.
Industry executives said space capabilities can’t be achieved with a single product or by a single company.
While ULA builds the Atlas 5 for NROL-101 it also is working to get NROL-44 launched on a Delta 4 Heavy.