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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>