The three major commands are Space Operations Command, Space Systems Command and Space Training and Readiness Command.
SpaceX on June 30 is scheduled to make its first attempt to recover the Falcon 9 booster after launching a military satellite.
Griffin’s resignation leaves the SDA without a major advocate inside the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Thompson: 'What I'm seeing right now across the launch industrial base is a lot of goodness.'
SMC awarded a six-month extension while it reviews bids for launch systems engineering and integration services.
The $8.9 million "fleet surveillance" contract gives the Space Force a closeup view of SpaceX commercial launches.
Senior analyst Bonnie Triezenberg: "The Air Force needs to think about how they can maximize the number of U.S. suppliers."
SMC: “The study confirms the heavy lift launch market is unlikely to support more than two U.S. launch providers in the long term."
Tory Bruno: “A big thing when this started was that we had to be all over our supply chain."
The telescope was designed to track and identify debris and satellites more than 22,000 miles above Earth.
The contract is for a project called Kobayashi Maru, an effort to replace decades-old space command-and-control systems with modern software apps.
ManTech in 2010 received a 10-year contract for launch systems engineering and integration, and the job is now being re-competed.
The Space Enterprise Consortium could consider increasing opportunities for small businesses.
Rep. Adam Smith said a delay in the award of national security space contracts could be harmful to suppliers.
The U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center awarded satellite component supplier Space Micro a $3 million contract for a laser communications terminal designed to transmit data at a rate of 100 gigabits per second.