Canada-based MDA had to resubmit paperwork to CFIUS during its acquisition of DigitalGlobe of Colorado last year for reasons that weren’t entirely clear. CFIUS approved the merger, enabling the creation of the combined company Maxar Technologies, following a 30-day extension of its review process. DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 4 satellite, which launched in 2016, is shown above being prepared for shipping. Credit: Lockheed Martin
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SpaceX conducts its 16th launch of 2017, delivering  Koreasat-5A to orbit Oct. 30.  Its planned 17th launch of the year, a classified payload dubbed Zuma, has been delayed past Thanksgiving by a fairing issue. (SpaceX)
Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter, a national security consultant who often leads wargame red teams and a founding member of American jazz rock band Steely Dan said the U.S. government will need small satellites and advanced technologies to address growing threats from potential adversaries. Credit: USGIF
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