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  • Space

    October 2018

    Air Force to Use Rapid Acquisition Authority for New Satellite Program

    The Air Force plans to use new authorities granted by Congress to build its next constellation of highly protected military communications satellites, according to an Air Force official.
  • Space

    October 2018

    New Chinese Lunar Satellite Has Intelligence Agency Concerned

    A Chinese communications satellite launched earlier this year is causing concern among military officials, said one leader at the Air Force's National Air and Space Intelligence Center on Oct 12. Within the last year, the Chinese have launched a relay satellite that is flying around "the flip side of the moon," said Jeff Gossel, a senior intelligence engineer at the Space and Missiles Analysis. "That’s very telling to us."
  • Space

    September 2018

    Pentagon Faces 'Intimidating' Process to Create Space Force

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Sept. 19, discussed the challenges and disagreements happening in the Pentagon as they tackle the “intimidating” process of creating the Space Force.
  • Space

    August 2018

    Pentagon Developing Cost Estimates for New Space Force

    The Defense Department is evaluating the price tag for the new Space Force that President Donald Trump wants to establish, senior leaders said Aug. 28.
  • Space

    August 2018

    Small Space Launch Companies – Great Promise with a Note of Caution

    By Kent Johnson
    When a new economic sector takes off, caution is advisable. When the automobile, commercial air travel, television and the internet arrived, not to mention rockets, Congress and sequential administrations – Republican and Democrat – crafted regulations that guided these new technologies toward growth, public utility and manageable risk. We are here again with private space-launch.
  • Research and Development

    August 2018

    R&D Special Report: Air Force Labs

    By National Defense Staff
    National Defense Magazine asked research laboratories involved in national security programs: “What is your organization’s number one R&D ‘big bet,’ (in other words: a high-risk, high-reward technology investment) that you believe will have the biggest payoff for those in the military or national security realm? Why? And in what ways do you think it will benefit the end users?”
  • Space

    August 2018

    Pentagon Looking to Thwart Hypersonic Weapons with Commercial Satellites

    By Sonja Jordan
    The Defense Department could use commercial satellites to help defend against enemy hypersonics, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Aug. 10.
  • Space

    August 2018

    Industry Perspective: Public-Private Partnerships Critical to Protect Space

    By Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
    We live in an era in which space is an increasingly challenged and even hostile environment. Today’s adversaries are able to jam satellites for reversible effects and even permanently damage space assets with kinetic attacks from ground-launched missiles, building urgency for optimal resilience in space.
  • Space

    August 2018

    White House, Pentagon Detail Massive Shakeup of Space Enterprise

    The Defense Department will soon take four major steps toward fulfilling President Donald Trump’s vision for beefing up U.S. space capabilities, with the goal of setting up a new independent branch of the armed forces by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced Aug. 9.
  • Space

    August 2018

    Air Force Ponders Basing Cargo in Space

    By Sonja Jordan
    The Air Force is mulling over whether to base cargo in space, the commander of Air Mobility Command said Aug. 2.
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