Space Development Agency looking to build low-earth satellites


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The Pentagon’s Space Development Agency is only about a year and a half old. But on Friday, the agency awarded a contract that’ll go a long way toward fulfilling one of its main missions: building a new architecture of low-earth orbit satellites. They'll detect military threats and move data to and from the battlefield. The $18 million task order for mission systems engineering and integration went to Perspecta. Ryan Frigm is deputy director of the Space Development Agency. He talked with Jared Serbu about what the contract means for the initial tranche of the new space architecture.

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