Feb 17 2014

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Navigation, Missile Warnings, and Comms, oh my!

USAF considering all options for their future big satellite systems. On the surface, this seems like a positive step by the Air Force. Most interesting paragraph:

Shelton is keenly interested in disaggregation, a vision for space that favors smaller, less-complex satellites, hosted payloads and other deployment schemes over the large, complex systems that have been the standard for decades. Shelton believes disaggregation would save the Defense Department money in the long run, but to date it is unclear where the money to shift to a disaggregated space portfolio would come from.

However, you then realize that all the legacy space contractors, like Lockheed and Boeing, are major players in the studies, and therefore likely nothing will change.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.newspaceraces.com/2014/02/17/navigation-missile-warnings-and-comms-oh-my/

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