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US DoD seeks ideas for hybrid space architecture to rideshare satellites

Specifically, it is seeking submissions for a “hybrid space architecture” to integrate commercial space sensor and communications capabilities with U.S. Government space systems”.

Commercial satellite manufacturers representing the remote sensing, communications, PNT, and integration services sectors are encouraged to participate, along with information companies specialising in software-defined network architecture design and implementation.

It writes:

“The architecture will be secure, scalable, responsive, and information centric. It must also be flexible to remain relevant and trusted during times of rapid technological change and dynamic threat environments.

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