I was not optimistic about the speed we’d see here, so I’m pleasantly surprised that the SDA has confirmed their original decision to award SpaceX and L3Harris with contracts to build 4 satellites each for the Tracking Layer Tranche 0.
I wish we had more information on this situation. What were the protests over? How were they resolved so quickly? How can those lessons be passed to other agencies?
This makes me even more excited to see how this program progresses over the next 2–3 years as they make their way to the launch pad.