Tag Archives: SMDC

Army Activates ‘Kestrel Eye’ Imagery Satellite

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The U.S. Army ‘s Space and Missile Defense Command has activated a satellite built to collect and transmit imagery in real time to tactical-level soldiers on ground. Kestrel Eye served as a payload aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off Aug. 14 at NASA’s Kennedy in Florida as part of SpaceX‘s CRS-12 cargo resupply …

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Army Space, Missile Defense Command Awarded Small Firms $300M in FY 2016 Contract Funds

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The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command organization gave small businesses approximately 39.3 percent or $300 million out of $762.5 million in contract funds over fiscal year 2016. The U.S. Army said Friday USASMDC/ARSTRAT exceeded its Small Business Program goal to award 36 percent of contract funds to small companies. The command awarded 7.3 percent …

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US Army-Built Nanosatellite Seeks to Provide Voice, Data Communications to Remote Area-based Soldiers

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The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command have developed a nanosatellite constellation designed to provide beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications to uniformed personnel assigned in remote areas, the Army reported Monday. Jason B. Cutshaw writes the 5-kilogram cube satellite, dubbed SNaP, has multifunctional …

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