Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office speaks Aug. 6 during a panel on "Creating a More Resilient Space Architecture" during the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews).
DARPA’s Blackjack program will evaluate if national security space missions can use a networked constellation of smallsats in low Earth orbit instead of large, geostationary satellites. Credit: DARPA
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George Stafford, Blue Canyon president and chief executive, at the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University in Logan, Utah Aug. 7, 2018. Credit: SpaceNews/Keith Johnson
This image compares optical red, green, blue imagery (left) with synthetic aperture radar imagery (right) to demonstrate how data from various sensors on the Descartes Labs platform can be used to detect illegal fishing. Credit: Descartes Labs
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This NASA Goddard Space Flight Center illustration shows a servicing spacecraft, left, approaching a satellite needing assistance. Credit: NASA Goddard
DARPA Director Steven Walker. Credit: U.S. Air Force Photo by Michael Pausic

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