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Future Space System Acquisitions Is the Key “What” or “When”?


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Authors: Lt. Gen. Aloysius G. Casey, USAF (Ret.) and Col. Eugene J. DeNezza, USAF (Ret.)

A serious discussion is under way within the defense community on the strategic direction of future space system acquisitions. Among the questions being addressed:

Now that the difficulties with our major, large, aggregated space systems seem to have been overcome, should the United States simply continue and/or improve these systems over time? Or should we go quickly toward small-satellite, platform-focused, distributed-system architectures?,/p>

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