Press Release

U.S. Space Awarded Contract for Architecture Study

By SpaceRef Editor
April 19, 2011
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U.S. Space LLC has been awarded a $291,159.00 contract by the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate to study feasible acquisition alternatives to satisfy MILSATCOM needs.

U.S. Space will review commercial and other alternative approaches to the existing military satellite acquisition model and recommend alterations that will enable faster, more cost-effective, and more efficient solutions to meet U.S. Government needs.

Major General, USAF (Ret.) Craig P. Weston, CEO of U.S. Space LLC, said “We look forward to working together with our U.S. Air Force partners to engage in a focused dialogue on how industry can better support their needs, and how alterations to the acquisition and policy guidelines will enable them to harness the capabilities of commercial space providers, to include U.S. Space and our enterprise partners.”

U.S. Space is committed to providing dedicated commercial space solutions to serve the nation’s interests. This study positions the company to make actionable recommendations on new procurement and service models that leverage the best attributes of both commercial and military satellite communications services. The government-dedicated business model of U.S. Space utilizes industry best practices for the acquisition, build, and launch of spacecraft combined with the agility, flexibility, responsiveness and cost-effectiveness of private financing.


U.S. Space LLC is a U.S.-owned provider of dedicated, commercial space solutions. The company was established in January 2009 as a provider of satellite solutions with a unique model that combines the best commercial and government practices. The company, which is run by a small group of highly respected former military and corporate leaders, now offers a variety of dedicated space solutions to serve the nation’s interests. More information is available at

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