SpaceX rolled out Starshield, a new, Starlink-inspired (derived?) offering for national security space systems. And I have some thoughts on the upcoming National Security Space Launch Phase 3 contracting setup.
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- SpaceX - Starshield
- SpaceX rolls out new business line focused on military satellite services - SpaceNews
- USA 320, ..., 323, 328, ..., 331 - Gunter's Space Page
- SpaceX launches Globalstar satellite on mysterious Falcon 9 mission - NASASpaceFlight.com
- Lockheed Martin, York Space to produce 20 satellites for Space Development Agency - SpaceNews
- SDA Awards Contracts for the First Generation of the Tracking Layer – Space Development Agency
- Space Development Agency Makes Awards for 28 Satellites to Build Tranche 1 Tracking Layer > U.S. Department of Defense > Release
- Draft solicitation for national security space launch services expected in early 2023 - SpaceNews
- Tory Bruno: DoD should ‘block buy’ heavy launch services as supply is tight - SpaceNews
- ABL, Astra, Relativity selected to compete for U.S. Space Force responsive launch contracts - SpaceNews
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