The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) is stretched thin across the world. Constant operations and disaster relief flights have created a situation in which the AMC flew twice as many hours as optimal from 2012 – 2016.
Disasters make news. Whether the catastrophe is an act of nature or humanity, we want to see it with our own eyes and share the experience of the people whose lives are turned upside down. We watch with a horrified fascination that is part cur…
No military operation is as remote as a single destroyer operating on the open ocean, hundreds if not thousands of miles from the nearest port. Forty years ago, a U.S. Navy ship crossing the Pacific communicated by teletype machine using radio signals. Now satellite connections have forever changed life aboard that ship.
Even though one influential Senator called President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal for the Defense Department “dead on arrival,” there are many positive takeaways for the national security space community.
There is a massive technological transformation going on around the world today. The distinguishing characteristic of this transformation is the accelerating speed and scope of the IT platforms and systems that support modern society.
One of the best presentations at the recent Satellite 2017 show was given by Major General David Thompson, the Vice Commander at Air Force Space Command. Gen. Thompson highlighted the Air Force mission to dramatically improve resiliency in space operations by taking advantage of commercial practices.
On February 14, 2017, an Indian Space Research Organization rocket launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre carrying a record-breaking 104 satellites into orbit. These satellites have now joined more than 22,000 additional objects in space that are tracked by the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC)
For most of us, slavery is a horror of the past. It is a current reality, however, in more than 100 countries around the planet.
The Walk Free Foundation estimates that there are nearly 30 million people living today as forced laborers,…
The U.S. government urgently needs to transform its approach to space defense. Slow and onerous procurement processes are stunting the innovation necessary to sustaining the nation’s leadership in the national security space arena.
Globalization has made the world a smaller place, with people, goods and services crossing borders with ease unimagined by earlier generations. Much of this globalization is enabled by space-based capabilities, and specifically satellite communications capabilities.
"The Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) creates these incredibly detailed satellite maps for governments,” says Bill Gates. “They found that there were villages in Nigeria, which has the highest rate of polio resurgence in the world, that have never shown up on any map."
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