Pentagon finally embracing buying new space solutions
The pentagon have always done astronomy the old ways and made everything tricky, But it’s only a matter of time until enough agents of change converge to allow evolution to take its course.
When it comes to space, the greatest change will be the advancing of private industry's.
The record level of private investment in space — $8.9 billion in 2020 despite COVID — and forward-thinking from industry leaders have enabled the development of small satellite constellations that now cover a vast array of capabilities for the U.S. military and are providing tangible benefits already.
From commercial satellite imagery to small satellites providing internet connection to remote areas industry innovation has pushed the Department into a position of having no other choice but to adopt a hybrid approach of traditional and new space systems.