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‘This Is Our Sputnik Moment:’ Rep. Bridenstine Offers Sweeping Space Bill

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COLORADO SPRINGS: Declaring the words in the headline, a junior congressman from Oklahoma who has stepped into a void of space leadership in the House, Rep. James Bridenstine, boldly told a jaded audience of senior space officials, diplomats, enthusiasts and the aerospace industry today that America “must forever be the preeminent spacefaring nation.” Bridenstine unveiled his American… Keep reading →

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DISA Likely To Lose Commercial Satcom Role to Air Force SMC

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CAPITOL HILL: Who buys the bandwidth? Today the military has two separate, unequal, and inefficient systems for acquiring communications. But Congress is pushing hard to consolidate — probably at the expense of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). “I have been in situations where we needed to have SATCOM [satellite communications] and we didn’t have… Keep reading →

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Intelsat Readies For ‘Epic’ Foray Into Military SatCom

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WASHINGTON: For more than a decade, the US military has fumbled and groped and stumbled and, gradually, figured out ways to buy a mix of commercial satellite communications and dedicated military satellites so it could communicate and watch video from Predator, Global Hawk, and Reaper drones in theaters where military bandwidth was precious. For much… Keep reading →

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Don’t Launch Drones Or Blimps As Emergency Coms Relays After Disaster

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Launching drones/blimps as communication relays after disaster would do more harm than good, say AT&T, Sprint, & APCO: http://politi.co/MiSVqJ SydneyFreedberg

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