Laws governing arms control are hindering progress in satellite communications and space development, say industry experts.
UAV operations are driving new developments in waveforms and spacecraft to support mission needs.
The commercial space industry is proposing a number of leasing options that might help the DOD trim costs.
To compensate for budget shortfalls and also meet the growing demand for bandwidth, DOD is being forced to come up with creative ways to meet warfighter communications needs.
A UHF hosted payload owned by Australia with U.S. equipment on board will soon launch on a commercial spacecraft, and it could be the way of future military satellite operations.
The rapid global growth of satellite operators is causing substantial interference problems, experts say.
The ways DOD pays for and manages its leased civilian satellite communications networks are inefficient and needlessly expensive, one industry official says.
Panelists discuss lessons learned from CHIRP program about information assurance, interagency cooperation.
Between fiscal pressures and the end of the space shuttle program, the U.S. government must find creative ways of meeting spaceflight needs.
Federal agencies and commercial firms find the devil is in the details when it comes to managing and deploying hosted payloads.