Date: June 17, 2020 | Outlet: DoD Press Release Today the Secretary for Defense released the Defense Space Strategy, which identifies how Department of Defense will advance spacepower to be able to compete, deter, and win in a complex security environment characterized by great power competition. “The Defense Space Strategy is the next step to…

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Date: June 8, 2020 | Outlet: Space Daily | By: Ed Adamczyk The U.S. Space Development Agency announced a search for contractors to develop technology to detect and track 3,100-mph hypersonic missiles. The request for proposals, issued last week, calls for “commercial services to launch and support its Tracking Phenomenology Experiment [TPE],”and represents the first…

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Date: June 8, 2020 | Outlet: Space News | By: Sandra Erwin The Space Development Agency says optical inter-satellite links are “one of the most critical technologies to be demonstrated.” WASHINGTON — Optical communications terminals that use lasers to beam data across space will be tested in upcoming experiments by the Space Development Agency and…

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DATE: May 26, 2020 | Outlet: C4ISRNet | By: Nathan Strout           In March 2019, the Department of Defense established the Space Development Agency to oversee the creation of a new national security space architecture, one that would forego the traditional U.S. Air Force approach of using a small number of large satellites in higher orbits…

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Date: May 18, 2020 | Outlet: Forbes | By: Charles Beames        Years before COVID-19 stole national headlines, General Hyten infamously described the satellites he was outfitted with as “big juicy targets,” setting off alarm bells that for many are still ringing. A series of changes have since followed, most notably the creation of the…

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Date: May 6, 2020 | Outlet: Defense News | BY: Theresa Hitchens    WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered the military services to look to the Space Development Agency’s developing “data transport” satellites to connect their separate command and control systems for future all-domain operations, says SDA Director Derek Tournear. Speaking at a webinar…

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