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DoD space agency to acquire 10 satellites for experiments in low Earth orbit


DoD space agency to acquire 10 satellites for experiments in low Earth orbit The Space Development Agency is looking to acquire as many as 10 satellites to host military payloads for experiments in low Earth orbit. This new procurement of satellites – known as the NExT experimental testbed – replaces a previous SDA program called T1DES announced last fall. The T1DES procurement was for 18 satellites hosting industry-developed experimental payloads. The plan was to integrate them with the agency’s 126-satellite broadband constellation known as the Transport Layer Tranche 1 projected to launch in 2024.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Jun 14)

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