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Prior to the Second American Civil War, the United States of America had over 900 active satellites in Earth orbit. Following sabotage and damage sustained during the Civil War, it is estimated that the United States has less than 400 satellites both in orbit and operational. Our national security depends on the reconnaissance provided by our intelligence satellites, our telecommunications industry depends on satellite connections, and our weather forecasting systems require satellites, just to name a small fraction of these critical systems.

The Department of the Exterior is partnering with domestic and international technology firms to develop a new generation of satellite technology, launched from within the United States, with the intent to grant the U.S. a cutting edge in a bright new future.

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