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Pentagon sending Ukraine SATCOM antennas for the first time via new $275M security package 

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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.

York Space Systems lands contract to build T1DES satellites for Pentagon

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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.

SDA taps Ball Aerospace to build satellites for new experimental testbed

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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.

China's acceleration of aerospace technology seen as building block for 'combat loop'

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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.

Pentagon to phase out use of geostationary satellites for missile warning, missile tracking

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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.

SDA’s new on-orbit testbed will experiment with alternative PNT technology, other capabilities

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

Nominee for Space Force chief commits to fielding new electronic warfare tech

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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.

Air Force Research Lab seeks new algorithms to enhance space situational awareness

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The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking for new machine learning and high-performance computing capabilities that could improve the U.S. military’s situational awareness of potential threats in the space domain. AFRL, under a Broad Agency Announcement updated on Thursday, is soliciting white papers for the effort. The focus of the BAA is to “research, develop, demonstrate, integrate, test and deliver innovative technologies associated with tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, analysis and…

NRO, Air and Space Forces jointly investigating how to improve space-based ISR

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The Space Force, Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office are deepening collaboration as they explore better ways to provide critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information to warfighters and U.S. policymakers, NRO Director Chris Scolese confirmed on Thursday. ISR capabilities enable officials to gather intel about adversaries by tracking their behavior and movements. Much of what NRO does is classified, but the office has been capturing and supplying ISR data…