Following DoD lead, NASA to outsource satcom requirements

WASHINGTON -- After 35 years of operating its own fleet of data relay satellites, NASA is opting out of the business, moving ahead with plans to outsource that mission to an industry it helped create. NASA pioneered communications satellite technology and supported its commercialization in the 1960s, but continues to operate the Tracking and Data…Read more Following DoD lead, NASA to outsource satcom requirements

Integrated military-commercial satellite architecture taking shape

WASHINGTON -- Budgetary stability will go a long way toward realizing an integrated U.S. military satellite communications architecture that seamlessly blends government and commercial capabilities, according to industry leaders. While the Department of Defense (DoD) and industry have made solid progress toward that long-sought goal in recent years, there is still a ways to go,…Read more Integrated military-commercial satellite architecture taking shape