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DARPA’s Paul Thomas on Fast-Tracking ‘Blackjack’ Space Network Initiative

Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas, project manager for the Blackjack effort at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), said the agency is moving forward with the program after evaluating commercial technologies and identifying potential risks. He noted that the agency is “tying up all the loose ends” of its phase one contract and studying its options after evaluating technical risks.

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KBR, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Partner to Provide AiGSSM for KBR ROSE Liquid Pitch; Doug Kelly Quoted

KBR has announced its partnership with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) to provide ROSE, KBR’s pitch generated from market-leading solvent de-asphalting (SDA) technology for steam and power generation, the company reported on Thursday

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SDA Eyes New Acquisition Approach for National Defense Space Architecture; Derek Tournear Quoted

The Space Development Agency plans to launch the first batch of dozens of satellites by fiscal year 2022 to provide initial capabilities and have a thousand satellites by FY 2026 in low-Earth orbit as part of its proposed National Defense Space Architecture, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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Derek Tournear: SDA to Use LEO Satellites for GPS-Denied Environments

Derek Tournear, director at the Department of Defense's Space Development Agency, said he is interested to address GPS-denied environments via the use of low-Earth orbit satellites, C4ISRnet reported Friday. He said at the Association of the U.S. Army's conference in October that his agency plans to launch hundreds of LEO satellites that would provide positioning and timing data for navigation.

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