Modernising military space

11 May 2020: In a new Via Satellite contributed article, Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President for Government Strategy & Policy, Inmarsat Government, reflects on her SATELLITE 2020 panel discussion, “Modernizing Military Space: How Global Defense Organizations are Preparing for the Future,” and the Space Force’s enterprise Vision for Satellite Communications (SATCOM).

She reiterates the important role commercial SATCOM (COMSATCOM) plays as part of an integrated space architecture, highlighting the technological advancements and innovation that the commercial industry provides. Rebecca also discusses the pending changes to streamline the government’s commercial SATCOM (COMSATCOM) acquisition processes to fulfil the Space Force vision.

“We must embrace our championing of space and an integrated architecture driven by “commercial first” principles and innovation that will grow more robust and “go faster” in experimenting and developing new SATCOM capabilities,” she writes.

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