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.
SMC Commander Thompson: 'It's definitely a priority for us to keep those innovative small companies in play."
SEAKR Engineering will join Lockheed Martin’s team for the Protected Tactical Satcom (PTS) program.
The Counter Communications System Block 10.2 was declared operational by the Space and Missile Systems Center’s special programs directorate.
Boeing and Lockheed Martin each received $191 million and $240 million contracts, respectively.
The AEHF-6 mission scheduled for March 19 will fly a 12U multi-manifest satellite carrying multiple U.S. government payloads.
Brig. Gen. D. Jason Cothern will replace Brig. Gen. Donna Shipton, as vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center
The RAND Corp. will identify commercial space technologies that the Space Force could put into use as well as the potential risks.
Cybersecurity was a recurring theme at the SmallSat Symposium here.
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) will expand its effort to draw on the innovation of companies that have not traditionally worked with the government.
Small launch missions planned for 2020 include experimental satellites, a prototype rideshare and missile defense tests.
Bongiovi says anywhere from eight to 11 national security launches could take place in 2020
An amendment to the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement RFP is in 'final coordination'
U.S. Space Command on Nov. 19 accepted the 10th satellite of the Wideband Global Satcom constellation.
Over two days, the U.S. Air Force awarded $22.5 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding to 30 companies attending the first Air Force Space Pitch Day in San Francisco.