SpaceX launched a communications satellite shared by two companies Dec. 16 using a Falcon 9 rocket.
The roaming test was part of an Air Force pilot project that is looking at ways to use commercial satellite services to lower the cost and increase the resiliency of military communications.
One of Orbcomm’s first-generation satellites broke up Dec. 22, resulting in 34 trackable objects, according to the U.S. Air Force’s 18 Space Control Squadron
WASHINGTON — The revolution in space technology — prominently seen with reusable rocketry advances and the commercial adoption of miniaturized satellites — is also happening on the ground, according to Kratos.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is selling off one of its business units to focus on the high-growth areas of satellite communications and drones.
New contract by U.S. Strategic Command’s space organization shows the U.S. military’s attention to a growing problem for government and commercial satellite operators: radio-frequency interference.