Tactically responsive space 'a little bit out there,' DOD official says

By Michael Marrow / February 14, 2023 at 2:33 PM
The ability to quickly replenish satellites is still far off, though efforts are ongoing to one day make the concept feasible, a top DOD official said today. “That’s a little bit out there,” John Plumb, assistant secretary of defense for space policy, said during a virtual forum with the Mitchell Institute. “It is a thing in concepts, but it’s hard.” Known as tactically responsive space, rapidly replenishing satellites that go offline is an emerging priority for policymakers who are keen...

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