Space Development Agency
Griffin’s resignation leaves the SDA without a major advocate inside the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Tournear: “I would contend that we need enough runway to be able to demonstrate that military utility."
Shawn Barnes: “We’re very hopeful that we’ll get that report to Congress in short order."
SDA must be allowed to operate outside of legacy acquisition systems until it has had time to innovate, flourish and deliver.
The Space Development Agency says optical inter-satellite links are "one of the most critical technologies to be demonstrated."
A June 5 solicitation for a “tracking phenomenology experiment” is a step in the development of a sensor network in space to track hypersonic missiles.
SDA wants information on "potential launch solutions" for its first 30 satellites to be deployed in low Earth orbit.
Air Force Secretary Barrett is pushing back on a proposal that would delay transferring the SDA to the Space Force until October 2022.
SDA will issue a final solicitation for bids for the mesh network of satellites known as “transport layer” around May 1.
The Space Development Agency (SDA) is evaluating how cloud computing could bolster its campaign to quickly identify and track missiles.
The U.S. Space Force is just beginning to organize as a new branch of the armed forces and its leaders face a daunting to-do list. High on that list is figuring out the management of space acquisitions.
The current and former directors of the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency (SDA) offered differing views of congressional direction placing SDA under the U.S. Space Force.
Cybersecurity was a recurring theme at the SmallSat Symposium here.
The agency issued a broad area announcement on “National Defense Space Architecture Systems, Technologies and Emerging Capabilities.”
DoD calls Tournear the “first permanent director of the Space Development Agency.”