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Space News: DoD wants to change how it buys space technology – but can it?

Claude Rousseau, a space industry consultant at Northern Sky Research, said governments are missing out on commercial space advances due to the complexities of requirements and their focus on process rather than outcomes, “which is a peculiar way to do business.”

The industry is pushing for more initiatives like the NRO’s recent data-sharing agreements with commercial radar satellite operators Airbus, Capella Space, Iceye, PredaSAR and Umbra. “That helps space businesses get solid feedback from a demanding customer, so they can then turn around and say to prospective investors they’ve got a real government customer that likes their product,” Rousseau said.