U.S. defense officials continue to back off any launch date for Transformational Satellites (TSAT) and have told lawmakers they are essentially re-evaluating the program to shore it up. During a hearing on Capitol Hill March 4, Gary Payton, deputy undersecretary for the Air Force for space programs, called any launch prediction right now “premature.” He said an ongoing analysis through spring is looking at “rephasing ... re-architecting” TSAT to make sure it provides the most important ...

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