“I'm going to do competitions for every Tranche, every layer, every time and it's going to be full and open,” Space Development Agency director Derek Tournear said. “The only way we can do that is if I make sure all the satellites work together as a network."
While Starlink continues to build momentum in the U.S. defense market, other industry players are positioning to compete for military customers
In spite of progress, various Earth observation systems are not yet able to exchange information easily.
Project Kuiper is in discussions with DoD about the possibility of installing laser communications terminals on its internet satellites so they can transfer data from remote-sensing satellites directly into the military’s mesh network in low Earth orbit.