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Raytheon Aims to Straddle DoD Missile Defense Satellite Portfolio [Sponsored]

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Wallis Laughrey, Raytheon Vice President for Space and Airborne Systems, says it is possible that the Air Force will keep both Raytheon and Northrop Grumman as Next-Gen OPIR GEO payload providers “if funding is available.”

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Lots of DoD Small Launchers, But What Will They Launch?

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“The external and internal communication regarding [DoD] smallsat strategy is not consistent and not clear,” Carissa Christensen, CEO of Bryce Space and Technologies, said wryly.

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New SDA Head Kennedy Quits; Turmoil Erupts In DoD Space

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SDA Director Fred Kennedy steps down, amid turmoil within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin.

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Raytheon Designs Sensors For Blackjack — & OPIR

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“We work both sides” of DoD’s upstairs-downstairs approach to missile warning architectures in both high and low Earth orbits, says Wallis Laughrey, vice president of Raytheon Space Systems.

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HASC Markup Punts Space Force Decision, Chops Next-Gen OPIR

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“I don’t trust the Air Force, on its own, given its existing structure to properly prioritize space,” Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith says.

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Securing The Space Cloud: It’s Really Hard

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“Security in space is different than security on Earth,” says Jeb Linton of IBM Watson. “If you lose command and control for even five minutes, your satellite could be completely shut down.”

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