The Air Force's missile warning satellite, SBIRS GEO-3, lifted off aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket Jan. 20, after a 24-hour delay. Credit: ULA
A ULA Delta 4 lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 18, carrying the Wideband Global Satcom 9 satellite. Credit: ULA
GPS 3. Credit: Lockheed Martin
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WGS-8 awaits launch aboard a ULA Delta 4 rocket early in the afternoon of Dec. 7 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Credit: ULA
U.S. Rep. James Bridenstine (R-Okla.) discussed his American Space Renaissance Act during an industry breakfast at the 32nd Space Symposium in April 2016. Credit: Tom Kimmell
Astronaut Thomas D. Jones, mission specialist, works near the International Space Station during STS-98 in this 2001 file photo. NASA hopes a competition will help it improve waste disposal systems in spacesuits, either for long spacewalks or emergencies. Credit: NASA
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B spaceplane landed Oct. 17, 2014 at  Vandenberg Air Force Base, California following 674 days in orbit. Credit: Boeing
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein talks to Airmen from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Nov. 4, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Credit: Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen/Air Force
Artist's rendering of a GPS Block 2F satellite. Credit: Boeing.
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Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) campaigns for Senate in 2008. Credit: Steve Terrell/Flickr
The Air Force's missile warning satellite, SBIRS GEO-3, lifted off aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket Jan. 20, after a 24-hour delay. Credit: ULA
SBIRS GEO Flight 3, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), in final assembly and test at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California. Credit: Lockheed Martin
The Air Force's Wideband Global Satcom satellite 8 launches aboard a ULA Delta 4 rocket Dec. 7. Credit: ULA
Artist's rendering of a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite. The National Reconnaissance Office developed the program in the 1960's and handed it off to the Air Force. Now the House has passed a bill that will send authority for acquiring weather satellites back to the NRO. Credit: Lockheed-Martin

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