Not so long ago, U.S. government planners looking at satellite designs focused primarily on technical capabilities and cost. But in the past few years, a wide range of global threats has led to network resiliency taking an equal, if not higher, priority in this equation. Leaders of the U.S. Air Force Space Command and its Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) now view space as a contested domain, one where signals can be jammed, communications hacked and satellites destroyed. While the ...

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