Defense budget bill creates path for future network of military, commercial communications satellites
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications."
Thompson: SMC is a "great industrial age model for building space weapons systems in a benign environment” but not suited to the current geopolitical reality.
Air Force Space Command is being relieved of the responsibility of fighting hackers in cyberspace. The job now belongs to Air Combat Command.
The U.S. Air Force's plans to respond to emerging threats by launching constellations of satellites. That strategy has important implications for spacecraft manufacturing and testing.
Air Force aims for reliable launch services in spite of dramatic changes in commercial, military space
In the future, the U.S. Air Force will launch satellites of all different sizes for customers with varying degrees of risk tolerance.
Gen. Pawlikowski: "The size of satellites will change. The mobility of satellites will change.”
HASC takes up defense bill packed with space provisions • New missile-warning satellite contracts go to Lockheed, Northrop
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry has rolled out his mark of the FY-19 National Defense Authorization Act.
The decision to sole-source the development of a new constellation further solidifies Lockheed Martin’s and Northrop Grumman's dominance.
Will Roper: “I’m excited to be a part of space modernization."
Air Force asked to submit a plan to provide the United States Central Command with persistent weather imagery.
"Other transactions authorities" allow the Air Force to go faster to prototyping.
Air Force and NRO leaders emphasized their close ties at the 34th Space Symposium here and offered proof the relationship is helping them share capabilities.
The first test for SMC 2.0 will be the next-generation missile-warning constellation that will replace the current Space Based Infrared System.
The Air Force will invite allied militaries, starting in 2019, to attend U.S. military schools where Air Force space officers learn about space warfare.
“The VIIRS sensor today was built to meet all of the DoD’s weather needs for electro-optical infrared,” said Wallis Laughrey, Raytheon Space Systems vice president