Hughes VP Rick Lober says DoD could take advantage of low Earth orbit satellites to deliver 5G for mobile users
To meet the threat to U.S. space systems, DoD needs to broaden its approach to resilience to fully embrace reconstitution.
"Space related rules and norms of responsible behavior are in our interest,” said deputy assistant secretary of defense John Hill
Many space technologies developed by entrepreneurs haven't been allowed a proverbial seat at the table, says industry executive Charles Beames
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said DoD still has a long way to go in making its procurement process more suitable for the commercial industry
The Space Development Agency is overseeing the Defense Department’s first major procurement of small satellites in low Earth orbit, a trend that has accelerated in the commercial industry as companies plan ever-larger megaconstellations.
The two Space Tracking and Surveillance System satellites were taken out of service on March 8. They were launched in 2009 on a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket.
Pentagon funding for space programs will grow in the coming years as the U.S. military increasingly relies on satellites to conduct operations, the Defense Department’s comptroller Mike McCord said March 9.
What it will take to make DoD constellations more resilient and achieve space superiority is still being debated, industry executives said.
The Defense Department announced Feb. 22 that the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom have signed a joint vision document that calls for greater cooperation to prevent conflicts in space.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office in a new report warns the Defense Department to be better prepared to respond to China’s advances in space, cyberwarfare and artificial intelligence.
The Defense Department in a report released Feb. 15 says it will “strengthen oversight” of industry mergers amid concerns that corporate consolidation is undermining U.S. competitiveness.
Commerce Department officials on Feb. 11 revealed a prototype for a space catalog and traffic software platform that would provide basic situational awareness and traffic management services.
The Pentagon is now looking at how it will implement a 'zero trust' cybersecurity architecture across all DoD systems.
DoD's office of operational test and evaluation will assess "the survivability of the entire GPS enterprise in a contested space environment"
The O’Neil Group, a real estate and asset management company based in Colorado Springs, announced Jan. 18 it is making a strategic investment in Bluestaq, a technology startup that is developing an enterprise data system for the U.S. Space Force.
Michael Leahy, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, said nuclear propulsion could give the U.S. military an advantage over enemies by making satellites more maneuverable and less vulnerable to attack.
John Plumb, president Biden's nominee to be assistant secretary of defense for space policy, told lawmakers that the United States has to prepare for the possibility of “conflict extending to, or originating in space.”
Blue Origin has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. military to explore the possibility of using its rockets to transport cargo and people around the world.