Geost, a company that supplies space surveillance sensors to the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, has been acquired by ATL Partners, a private equity firm.
The U.S. Army has approved plans to explore the use of satellites in low Earth orbit to give soldiers dedicated communications, navigation and imaging capabilities.
DoD wants space sensors that can be counted on to work even in adverse conditions like solar activity, radiation belts and orbital debris.
The Pentagon is expected to reveal in next year’s budget its plans to move forward to deploy new missile defense systems in space.
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.