Tag Archives: Joint Space Operations Center

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: National Defense Strategy, NDAA Key Drivers for Unified Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said industry and military leaders have initiated several space-related measures in 2018 meant to establish a resilient, global and integrated satellite communication architecture. Those actions include the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, National Defense Strategy and the Joint Space Operations Center’s transition to the Combined …

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Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t, Satcom Industry Need ‘Enterprise Approach to Partnerships’

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the government and the commercial satellite industry should adopt an “enterprise approach to partnerships” to protect and defend space assets from potential adversaries. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a National Defense piece posted Friday that an example of that …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt Recognizes Commercial Satcom’s Role Through 2018 NDAA

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch,  senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the U.S. government recognizes the role of commercial satellite communications in supporting national security and military efforts through the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an article for MilSatMagazine that there are three components …

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BAE’s Software Testing Platform Completes 2 Test Events Under DARPA’s Hallmark Program

BAE Systems has completed two test events for a testbed it developed under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program to help the U.S. military assess and integrate space command-and-control systems. The company said Wednesday evaluations of its Hallmark software testbed involved full operational space scenarios with the system’s applications. DARPA awarded BAE …

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BAE to Help DARPA Build Space Tech Evaluation, Analysis Testbed

BAE Systems has secured a potential $12.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to build a testbed for space command-and-control technologies. The company said Tuesday it will develop a space evaluation and analysis testbed under DARPA’s Hallmark program to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of space enterprise …

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Orbital ATK-Built Minotaur Rocket Sends Air Force ORS-5 Satellite to Low-Earth Orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space-5 satellite took off Saturday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur IV rocket that launched at 2:04 a.m. Eastern time from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The ORS-5 satellite that launched into low-Earth orbit is designed to provide space-based situational awareness data to …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt’s Partnership With Commercial Satcom Industry Key to Space Resiliency

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the federal government should advance partnership with the commercial satellite communications industry to help the Defense Department ensure resilience in space and gain access to secure satcom worldwide. Cowen-Hirsch told MilsatMagazine in an interview she believes such a partnership can facilitate …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Govt’s Satcom Challenges, JSpOC Commercial Integration Cell

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said budget issues with regard to the recapitalization of federal satellite communications platforms and a “fragmented” procurement model are some of the satcom challenges the U.S. government currently faces. “The government should no longer follow a procurement model …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Commercial Integration Cell Program Aims to Help Address Satcom Threats

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for U.S. government at Inmarsat, has said she believes the Defense Department‘s Commercial Integration Cell program will help to track and resolve threats to satellite communications. She wrote in an opinion piece for MilSat Magazine that CIC is poised to introduce major updates …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satellite Operators, DoD to Collaborate on Commercial Integration Cell Program

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has said her company and five other satellite contractors will collaborate with the Defense Department to test the Commercial Integration Cell program within DoD’s Joint Space Operations Center. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an Inmarsat blog post published Monday that she expects the program to help improve …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t, Commercial Satellite Sector Should Address In-Orbit Collisions Through Collaboration

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has called on the U.S. government and commercial satellite vendors to collaborate in the development of policies on the safety of satellite launches and seek to reduce the risk of in-orbit collisions. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a SpaceNews op-ed published Tuesday that inactive satellites and debris constitute the majority of approximately 23,000 man-made …

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DARPA Seeks Satellite Tracking, Algorithm Creation Software

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to avoid losing in-orbit satellites in space with automated tracking methods, NextGov reports.  DARPA hopes the satellite tracking technology will help the Joint Space Operations Center, responsible for monitoring an estimated 22,000 spacecraft.  Chosen partners would help the Defense Department track individual satellites …

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