The U.S. Air Force has identified 23 organizations and units that will transition to the U.S. Space Force.
The new U.S. Space Force is moving forward with plans to announce key information about its development.
The $1 billion satellite is the sixth and final one in the U.S. military's Advanced Extremely High Frequency series.
The DoD will make its choice "late in the year, or early next year," Air Force Secretary Barrett said during an AFA event.
Some troops will have to wait longer to join.
The sixth and newest U.S. military service may also be the one most appealing to and inclusive of women.
Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier said Space Force now has built a staff of about 110 in its headquarters element.
Trump did praise Colorado Springs while claiming his title as the father of the new Space Force that serves here.
About 60 cadets would be commissioned into the new armed service branch, which formed in December.
Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond named Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman as his senior enlisted adviser.