Space Development Agency’s Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture

Innovation of the Year

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. 

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. Prior to joining Scoop News Group in early 2014, Billy embedded himself in Washington, DC's tech startup scene for a year as a tech reporter at InTheCapital, now known as DC Inno. After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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