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The Space Development Agency is single-mindedly focused on delivering space-based capabilities to the warfighter. It accomplishes this goal through a dual capability approach. The first capability is line of sight targeting, which is concerned with detecting, tracking and calculating a firing solution for targets like mobile missile launchers or shi...

Derek Tournear, director of the Space Development Agency and a previous Wash100 awardee, said the rise in SDA’s budget seeks to show that the agency is a real market for space industry leaders and investors, SpaceNews reported Saturday. SDA is building a constellation of small satellites in low Earth orbit and its requested budget for...

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) saw its engineering and support revenue increase 74 percent to $31.1 million during the fourth quarter of 2023, driven by a rise in U.S. government activity, and posted a record total revenue of $790.7 million for the full year, up 10 percent from the prior-year period. The McLean, Virginia-based satellite commu...

The Space Development Agency has awarded prototype agreements worth approximately $2.5 billion combined to L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Sierra Space to build 54 satellites for the second tranche of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture’s tracking layer.SDA Director Derek Tournear will deliver a keynot...

As space innovation accelerates, 2024 promises to be a year full of exciting rocket launches, satellite technology improvements and space exploration breakthroughs. Mark your calendars for these significant upcoming launches: If you’re interested in the increasingly vital space domain, you won’t want to miss exclusive insights at the Potomac Off...

Rocket Lab will design, produce and deliver 18 satellites to a U.S. government agency under a contract valued at approximately $515 million, SpaceNews reported Saturday. The company disclosed the contract in a Dec. 21 regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and sources say the government customer is likely the Space Development...

In the four and a half years since its inception, the Space Development Agency has challenged the status quo and provided the defense landscape with a glimpse of the Pentagon’s next era of innovation. As the Director of SDA, Dr. Derek Tournear has been a vocal champion of change, and he’s not afraid to be a...

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will build 38 Alpha satellites for the second tranche of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture’s transport layer under a potential $732 million contract with the Space Development Agency. The company said Monday the contract covers five years of satellite operations and sustainment services and support for ass...

York Space Systems has secured a potential $615 million contract from the Space Development Agency to build 62 Alpha satellites for the second tranche of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture’s transport layer, Breaking Defense reported Friday. SDA Director Derek Tournear said the PWSA Tranche 2 Transport Layer Alpha satellites in low Ear...

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