The US Air Force and the wider US government rely heavily on space-based capabilities in various orbital regimes to project national security and sovereignty. However, these capabilities are enabled by the design, launch, and operation of satellites produced with a design methodology that favors large, monolithic, and technologically exquisite space systems. Despite the ability for these satellites to provide enduring and resilient capabilities, they suffer from a woefully long acquisition process that debilitates any prospect of rapid satellite reconstitution in the event of a space war.
Air and Space Power Journal
Linville, D., & Bettinger, R. (2020). An Argument Against Satellite Resiliency: Simplicity in the Face of Modern Satellite Design. Air and Space Power Journal, 34(1), 43–53.