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By late summer, the DoD plans to release a study “that will have a vision of this type of hybrid , with numerous layers at unique orbits,” says Tournear. Government officials, analysts, and industrial leaders all single out optical crosslink technologies as vital for this new architecture. The lessons discovered through these launches and tests will then be applied to the broader National Defense Space Architecture becoming developed in tandem by SDA. The Blackjack plan is much more about proving out the architecture’s viability, than placing actual hardware in orbit. “I will consider the Blackjack system successful when we show...