USA—DARPA Orders Blackjack Satellite Buses

Telesat | 10/16/2020

The Defense Advanced Projects Agency has awarded Telesat U.S. Services a contract to produce a pair of satellite buses for its Blackjack program, reports the firm. Telesat will produce two satellite buses at a cost of $18.3 million under the contract announced on Oct. 14. The deal also includes options to produce up to 20 total buses for a maximum value of $176.5 million. The firm is providing a modified version of the Airbus Arrow satellite bus for the initial order due to the need...

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