“We are heavily dependent on space, and our adversaries know it. In any future conflict, space will be contested,” Heather Wilson, who was sworn in last month as the 24th secretary of the U.S. Air Force, told a Capitol Hill audience June 16.
DARPA program is an opportunity for the Pentagon to let industry lead experimental technology rather than try to adhere to strict requirements guidelines.
Don’t look for a line item marked “resiliency” in the space budget. That was the message from top Defense Department space officials at this month's Washington Space Business Roundtable lunch.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine spoke at a Washington Space Business Roundtable luncheon March 21, immediately after leaving the White House to attend the signing ceremony for a new NASA authorization act.
When you announce a 42-engine intergalactic spaceship that you intend to name Heart of Gold in homage to Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," you deserve to be subjected to a little Vogon poetry from the audience.
SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, speaking Sept. 13 at the World Satellite Business Week Conference in Paris, said Falcon 9 could return to flight this year, although SpaceX has yet to determine what caused the Sept. 1 explosion.
In the last nine months, the Pentagon has overhauled its space governance structure, studied how to best reclassify some of its most secretive satellite programs and kicked off a the new process for evaluating next-generation satellite programs.
Senators took to their chamber’s floor June 9 to discuss when United Launch Alliance should stop using Russian RD-180 rocket engines to launch national security satellites.
Monday's briefing begins with video showing China's Long March 7 being shipped out to its new spaceport for its upcoming maiden launch.
ULA is promoting a concept called CisLunar-1000. The name comes from the concept’s long-term goal: 1,000 people living and working in cislunar space within 30 years. That’s possible, the company believes, if it can lower launch costs through the use of resources on the moon and elsewhere.
Raymond on space protection: “When aircraft started shooting down other aircraft, we didn’t stop flying planes”
Lt. Gen. Jay Raymond, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for operations, explains how the Air Force is using space in its day-to-day operations and how the use of space is evolving with emerging threats from China and Russia.
Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official, spoke to the Washington Space Business Roundtable Feb. 23, offering insight into how the U.S. Defense Department is approaching some of the military space community’s long-standing concerns.
The U.S. Air Force's traditional approach to replacing space systems just doesn't cut it anymore, says Winston Beauchamp, the Air Force deputy undersecretary for space.