Speculative Design: U.S. Army Experimental CubeSats (Miniaturized Satellites)

This case study is a lot more “experimental/operational” than previous posts in our ongoing Speculative Design series – with the full resources of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) “in the midst of evaluating the results of experimental satellite tech designed to directly warn soldiers on the ground when GPS signals have been disrupted or compromised.”  Nothing propels speculative design ideas to what the Department of Energy calls “Earthshots”  (or what is commonly known as a strategic “moonshot”) faster than the expertise and resources of a USG department or military branch.

We join the U.S. Army and SMDC as they ponder the operational and experimental iterative feedback loops of the  ‘Lonestar’ GPS interference warning system.