I work for this company (Sierra Nevada Corporation) yet I didn’t know about this until this news announcement.
The module is something we’ve been working to put on the back of Dreamchaser so it can haul extra cargo to the ISS, and serve as a glorified dumpster that would fall back into the atmosphere and burn up.
There was talk about making it an artificial laboratory in connection to the ISS, or even a satellite, but I guess military ambitions work too.
In other news, China tried for the 3rd time to launch a rocket this year, and failed.
It was a commercial company using retired solid rocket boosters.
Their Government spends $75 Billion to get 5G first, but couldn’t spare, like, $1-2 Billion to develop an affordable liquid booster worth writing home about? The Indians managed it somehow.