Northrop Grumman sees big future in space • Another round of NDAA space reforms coming • New concerns about military launch costs
Northrop Grumman sees a big future in space. That’s one of the takeaways from last week’s earnings call for the first quarter of 2018.
The additional connectivity will be provided via SES’s medium-Earth-orbit (MEO) O3b fleet as part of a high-throughput, low-latency satellite communications system SES GS is providing to the Pentagon, the company said.
The agency providing U.S. government access to Iridium’s global constellation of mobile communications satellites on Nov. 9 urged other nations to join the program to take advantage of its fixed-price, unlimited-access feature.
A multi-year procurement of global satellite capacity for the U.S. Navy has again run aground in the face of a protest, forcing the procurement agency – the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) – to prepare a new bid request for the third time in three months, industry officials said.
Satellite fleet operator Intelsat, which forced the U.S. Defense Department to scrap a September 2015 contract award to a competitor and conduct a new competition, on Feb. 11 filed a protest of the new request for bids.