Doug Loverro, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.
U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Credit: USAF
Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for U.S. president, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, answered nine space-related questions posted by SpaceNews.   Credit: Joseph Sohm /
“The threat has outpaced our creation of policy and strategy appropriate to the need,” retired Navy Adm. James Ellis Jr., who led U.S. Strategic Command when it merged with the U.S. Air Force Space Command. told the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. “We are playing catch-up in a very real sense, but it is not just about hardware and technology. A lot of it is about policies.” Credit: HASC video
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), above, said after a three-hour hearing he would prefer the Air Force re-engine the Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: C-SPAN.
Lt. Col. Scott Putnam, 18th Space Control Squadron commander, addresses members in attendance during an assumption of command ceremony, July 22, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Putnam assumed command of the 18th SPCS, the newest space surveillance unit that will fall under the 21st Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robert J. Volio)
Doug Loverro, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, speaks Sept. 21 at the AMOS conference. Credit: AMOS conference.
Lockheed Martin’s full-sized, functional GPS 3 satellite prototype. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Gen. John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 20. Credit: SASC.
Applied Minds, Inc. created a vision of how to achieve optimal SSA through the “ JSpOC of the Future” demonstration at their Glendale, California, facility. The company designed and built a fullscale, multi-faceted command center mockup that demonstrated advanced tools and techniques for distributed collaboration, data fusion, visualization, and adaptive planning. Credit: U.S. Air Force Research Lab
The first satellite, pictured above, in the U.S. Air Force's GPS 3 program recently passed its thermal vacuum test. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
Lt Gen Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, officiates and activates the Lauch Enterprise at a ceremony in Gordon Conference Center, 14 Oct, 2015. Mrs. Leon stood up as the new director of the Launch  Enterprise directorate, presenting a display of the new shield that  sympolizes  goal, strength, and through boldness to the stars.
The third SBIRS satellite, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), pictured above in final assembly and test at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command

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