The X-37B spacecraft’s secret mission could involve testing new space surveillance technology.
External hacking is a big concern, but internal threats also loom large, a SolarWinds survey finds.
Companies are eligible for individual awards under the $5.8 billion contract.
AWS is approved for low-risk level use by all defense components.
The ALASA program seeks to cut the costs of launching small satellites into space with a reusable launch vehicle.
Upward Falling Payloads would be remotely launched to disrupt and monitor enemy ships.
Team SCHAFT, which topped the trials in December, moves to the self-funded track, freeing up money for more teams in the finals.
The unmanned aircraft will add over 2.7 million square miles of ISR coverage.