By THERESA HITCHENS on August 28, 2020
At the moment, industry sources say, there is no money to be had for developing systems for DoD’s cislunar operations.
WASHINGTON: The possibility of future military activity around the Moon is en vogue in the national security space community, with a plethora of seminars featuring senior Space Force, Air Force and DoD officials musing on the likely need for the US counter China in deep space.
But the mainstream space industry — not counting the ‘New Space’ crowd and its deep-pocketed venture capitalist backers — has yet to be convinced. At the moment, industry sources say, there is no money to be had in developing systems for DoD cislunar operations.
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