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Derek Tournear, assistant director for space in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, outlines what the Space Development Agency is looking for in the next generation of military satellites.

The Space Development Agency is seeking input from industry on the next generation of military satellites. The new space plan includes eight satellite constellations that will cover a different aspect of military data, including surveillance, battlefield operations, navigation and more. Derek Tournear, Assistant Director for Space in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, says that the determined what the satellites needed by looking at the needs of the military.

 

“We just looked at technical solutions, we said ‘These are the capabilities we need to achieve.’ Those capabilities are, for example, we need to have global targeting of things larger than a truck, we want to be able to target anything around the world 24/7, anything that size or larger,” Tournear said. “We want artificial intelligence enabled global surveillance all around the world at any given time. We want to be able to detect and track the next generation advanced missile threats, we want to have global situational space awareness, from the moon on back which hasn’t been achieved before. We want to be able to do all this in a coherent manner, and have a coherent ground system.”

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