What we know about the Pentagon's mysterious X-37B spaceplane and its record-setting mission

The U.S. military's uncrewed, reusable X-37B space plane just completed its sixth mission after 908 days in orbit.

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The Space Development Agency recently released a draft solicitation for the Battle Management Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3) Application Factory.

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SpiderOak Mission Systems, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon's Project Kuiper, and Microsoft Azure Space were selected to help expand the nascent Hybrid Space Architecture (HSA) program.

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They’ll “provide an additional capability on the ground at a critical time when Ukraine's infrastructure is being hit” by Russia, a DOD spokesperson said.

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The Army's new "triad" is working to integrate cyber, space and special operations capabilities for the joint force.

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York Space Systems has been tapped to build a dozen satellites and supporting technologies for the Tranche 1 Demonstration and Experimentation System.

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The Other Transaction agreement, worth up to $176 million, is for the development, manufacture, deployment, launch and operation of 10 space vehicles and mission-enabling ground systems.

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China’s maturing space and cyber military component has roughly doubled its number of satellites in orbit over the last three years, raising concerns for Pentagon leadership.

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The plan highlights the DOD’s embrace of proliferated low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite architectures, which officials view as more resilient than the larger, more expensive spacecraft that currently reside in GEO.

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Payload capabilities that are successfully demonstrated as part of SDA's NExT initiative could be incorporated into future satellite tranches.

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If confirmed by the Senate, Lt. Gen. Bradley Saltzman will lead the service as its second-ever Chief of Space Operations.