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Pentagon Wants to Build One Satellite Per Week


Pentagon Wants to Build One Satellite Per Week One satellite per week. That’s what the Pentagon wants industry to provide under its plans to orbit seven new constellations — each with a different function — by the end of 2020. The satellites would be smaller (“a few hundred kilograms”), cheaper (about $10 million each), and shorter-lived (about five years) than today’s typical military satellites, which can weigh tons and consume billions of dollars but which are expected to operate for decades.   More



(Source: Defense One - Jan 22)

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