Space Development Agency
House appropriators would block funding for the Space Development Agency pending a report on SDA's future projects and roles.
Leahy is best known in defense technology circles as the “father of the X-45."
When the Pentagon revealed March 13 that the Space Development Agency had been officially created, the reaction was a mix of confusion, excitement and disappointment.
Griffin has scoffed at SDA naysayers. “I’m not personally trying to shake up anybody or anything."
A letter sent to Shanahan questions DoD's decision to shift missions away from the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.
The Pentagon’s brand-new Space Development Agency intends to make a formal request for information from megaconstellation ventures and their vendors this summer.
Hyten agrees with SDA Director Fred Kennedy that DoD should rapidly develop a space sensor constellation in LEO.
Wilson is not opposed to using commercial LEO constellations, but is concerned about the risk.
Shanahan: The Space Development Agency is not just important to national security but also to the nation’s space economy.
Wilson: “Increasing the number of satellites helps but numbers alone are not enough."
Exclusive interview with the Space Development Agency’s Fred Kennedy: “How we do things in space has to change”
The Space Development Agency is only a month old and its staff has yet to be hired, but the SDA already has a bold agenda. It plans to change how the military develops and acquires space systems, the agency’s director Fred Kennedy told SpaceNews in his first media interview since taking the job.
Space contractors are waiting to see where things go with the DoD and SMC reorganization.
The Space Development Agency officially came into existence last week and already is causing a stir.
In a letter to Shanahan, lawmakers point out New Mexico is home to dozens of space-focused government and private sector organizations.
The Space Development Agency will be based at the Pentagon and is projected to have about 100 people.
The first director of the Space Development Agency will be Fred Kennedy, who until now served as the director of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office.