Earlier this week SpaceNews published an article by Intelsat General President Kay Sears. Kay calls for the DoD to partner with commercial satellite operators in planning and developing the next space architecture and explains why “hope is not a strategy.”
Kay makes a forceful argument that by working with satellite operators, the DoD will add efficiency, performance gains and flexibility to U.S. capabilities in space. This is especially true once next-generation high throughput satellites (HTS) begin operation next year.
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