New report from the Defense Intelligence Agency says the Chinese and Russian militaries rely on space systems to command and control forces worldwide.
There will be tens of thousands of commercial satellites mapping the globe in minutes. The Air Force wants to take advantage of that technology.
Parsons will be pursuing more Air Force and NASA work, especially in small satellite prototyping and engineering development.
Geospatial data manipulation and analysis in real time is the holy grail in the military intelligence business.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: "There are a lot of efforts out there by more than one country relative to gaining space capabilities."
The Air Force is looking to upgrade its cloud computing systems to support the massive downloads of weather data from satellites.
U.S. intelligence report: “Russia and China aim to have nondestructive and destructive counter-space weapons available for use during a potential future conflict.”
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment.
U.S. Air Force Space Command plans to announce Sept. 14 that a new space operations center for the Pentagon and intelligence community will begin testing and experiments Oct. 1 at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, according to a document obtained by SpaceNews.
U.S. lawmakers passed an intelligence bill for fiscal year 2015 that authorizes new satellite projects and reiterates the nation’s need to wean itself from the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine.
BAE Systems has reached agreement to acquire Eclipse Electronic Systems, a manufacturer of space-qualified signals intelligence gear, from Easterline Corp. for $28 million.
NGA has been developing what it calls the “Map of the World,” an integrated collection of data, including geospatial data, from sources throughout the intelligence community.
The French Defense Ministry said its planned electronic-intelligence satellite and next-generation military telecommunications satellite systems have survived a rough arbitrage of France’s budget and would be under contract in 2015.