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SDA to Solicit Satellites for Future Space Transport Layer; Derek Tournear Quoted

Derek Tournear

The Space Development Agency (SDA) will launch a solicitation for a new set of 150 satellites in August 2021, for a network of communications satellites planned to begin launching three years from now. SDA is looking to award three individual contracts for a total of 150 communications satellites but may change this procurement approach depending on the solicitation's results.

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NASA Awards University of Oklahoma $161M Contract for Atmospheric Carbon Cycle Observatory Devt

NASA has awarded the University of Oklahoma in Norman a potential $161 million contract to develop a geostationary instrument that will work to measure vegetation health and carbon-related greenhouse gases from space. The agency said Friday it selected the university’s proposed Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory out of 15 submissions received for the …

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Stratcom’s Harold Haney: US to Extend MUOS Satellite Payload Access to Foreign Allies

U.S. Strategic Command plans to adopt a new government policy to provide U.S.’ partner nations access to a communications technology payload on Mobile User Objective System satellites, Space News reported Wednesday. Space News quoted Harold Haney, chief of Stratcom’s satellite communications and spectrum management division, as saying the MUOS constellation was originally …

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