The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded BlackSky Technologies a contract worth up to $241 million over five years to create and optimize data sets for use in DoD AI models and applications. The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) issued the basic order agreement. BlackSky announced ...

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has awarded Canadian manufacturer MDA a subcontract for work on its Space Development Agency (SDA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer program. Under the deal announced Tuesday, MDA will design and build antennas and antenna control electronics for Lockheed Martin’s 42 Tranche 1 ...

Space Systems Command ordered five launches from United Launch Alliance (ULA) and three launches from SpaceX for national security missions on May 26. ULA was awarded five missions using the Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle — GPS III-7, USSF-23, USSF-43, WGS-11+, and USSF-16. SpaceX was ...

CACI International Inc demonstrated space-to-space optical communications links in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) as part of the Mandrake II mission. CACI announced the tests Tuesday, in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Space Development Agency (SDA). ...

Boeing [BA] is moving its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia, the company said May 5. The company plans to develop a research and technology hub in the area focused on cyber security, autonomous operations, quantum sciences, and software and systems engineering. “We are excited to ...