An upcoming decision on whether to break up the payload set currently aboard the U.S. military’s most secure communications satellites could go a long way toward determining the future of allied interoperability in this area, a senior U.S. Defense Department official says. Interoperability is most easily achieved when established as a requirement in a program’s early stages, says Douglas Loverro, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy. With the U.S. and its ...


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