The contract was awarded to SAIC on Jan. 31. Peraton filed a protest March 5.
HASC Chairman Adam Smith: “We have an agreement on an amendment" to create a space force or space corps.
The realignment does not affect the MUOS program. But any future narrowband satcom acquisition will be handled by the Air Force.
The House Appropriations Committee commended the Air Force’s launch procurement strategy for increasing competition and eliminating U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines.
Viasat will build a small satellite equipped with a Link 16 radio that will serve as a network relay.
From 2013 until 2017, Barrett served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Aerospace Corporation
Under the proposed system, space officers would only compete against space officers for promotions.
A “hybrid” architecture that allows users to tap into commercial and military satellites without knowing the difference has been a much discussed but elusive goal.
When the Pentagon revealed March 13 that the Space Development Agency had been officially created, the reaction was a mix of confusion, excitement and disappointment.
DoD IG report says Musk told Shanahan that SpaceX did not win an Air Force launch service contract because it had written a poor proposal that “missed the mark.”
Seven states have National Guard space units: Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, New York, Arkansas and Ohio.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Goldfein: 'Our goal is to prevent and deter conflict'
The U.S. Air Force plans to test the performance of a small microwave sensor developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the International Space Station in 2021.
At last week's international air chiefs conference, "every country talked about their space launch business."