Space Development Agency’s Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture

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The Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture is a disruptive effort being led by the Space Development Agency to launch hundreds of networked satellites carrying critical warfighting capabilities into low-Earth orbit. The satellites will support a number of terrestrial missions — including data transport, communications and end-to-end missile warning and tracking — and is considered a key piece to the Pentagon-wide effort known as Joint All-Domain Command and Control. The Space Development Agency began launching the first demonstration and test satellites known as tranche 0 in 2023 and plans to put the first operational systems on orbit in September 2024. after which the agency will embark on an aggressive monthly launch schedule. 

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