As DoD pivots to smaller satellites, Congress airdrops a big one into the budget

Published by SpaceNews on 03/14/2023 UTC

The U.S. Defense Department’s head of space acquisitions circulated a memo last fall calling for the Pentagon to embrace a faster, more commercial approach to building satellites. At the top of Frank Calvelli’s “Space Acquisition Tenets” list is to pivot away from billion-dollar behemoths that take a decade to build in favor of smaller spacecraft […]

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