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GovCast Season 6 Episode 24 54m listen

Navy Eyes AI, Hypersonics in Future Space Technology and Research

The Naval Center for Space Technology’s director highlights the programs and developments that are boosting Navy priorities.

The U.S. Navy has a keen interest on the space domain. This is where key technologies like spacecraft and ground-and-control stations play an integral part in passing on intelligence and other information about the world to U.S. military services globally.

The Naval Research Laboratory’s Naval Center for Space Technology is one of four research directorates, and the focal point and integrator for the lab’s technology development used in space systems. Director Steven Meier breaks down some of the history in spacecraft development and how the center is prioritizing emerging areas like artificial intelligence and hypersonics that will advance the defense mission across all domains.

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