NOAA would “far exceed the funds available” if the agency carries out plans to expand its constellation through 2042 without changing its ground architecture, said Michael Morgan, Commerce Department assistant secretary for environmental observation and prediction.
While optical technology shows great promise for intersatellite relay links, ground segment providers doubt it will be widely adopted among their terrestrial networks any time soon.
A new report by The Aerospace Corporation calls for a more holistic approach to space safety, from avoiding collisions in orbit to cybersecurity.
Aerospace Corp. report: 'The missile warning and tracking programs will weigh heavily in debates about the future of U.S. space systems'
Aerospace Corp. unveiled a 90,000-square-foot Space Warfighting Center to provide high-tech tools for military space agencies
A new Aerospace study warns that in crises and conflicts, "commercial space actors risk getting caught in the middle of a tense and escalatory environment."
The Aerospace Corp. is establishing a network of remotely operated optical communications terminals to support existing and future small satellite missions.
NASA approved a demonstration flight for DiskSat, the thin round satellite designed by the Aerospace Corp.
Despite growing enthusiasm for new space internet services, some military buyers remain distrustful of commercial solutions, Space Force procurement official Clare Grason said.
As governments make slow progress on space traffic management systems, companies may be able work together more quickly to develop processes to support space sustainability.