The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is leading a sweeping review of how the military acquires technologies.
Air Force leaders are warning the younger generations of airmen to not assume they will have access to GPS or satellite communications.
For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military.
What exactly will replace SBIRS remains to be seen. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson suggested the new system will be “simpler” and more survivable to enemy attacks.
Air Force leaders say changes in procurement spending are necessary for the military to ensure air and space supremacy.
The U.S. Air Force and Aerojet Rocketdyne are working to revise an agreement to support development of the company's AR1 rocket engine, as questions continue about the engine's long-term future.
Former astronaut Terry Virts; “The kind of person who learns how to fly an airplane and drop bombs is different than one who learns to fly spaceships."
Gen. Holmes on cyber and space vulnerabilities: “It’s a continuous game, with the step and the counter step."
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force.
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region.
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available.
The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.
The U.S. Air Force is seeking continuous improvement of its ability to understand and forecast space weather that impacts Defense Department satellites, said Ralph Stoffler, Air Force director of weather.
Wilson: The military has unique national security space needs that can’t be met by the commercial market.
Roper: The world is changing rapidly due to the global spread of commercial technologies, and the Pentagon has been slow to adjust to that reality.