Europe’s Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket on April 26 successfully placed two telecommunications satellites – one military, one commercial – into geostationary transfer orbit, the Arianespace launch consortium said.
“It’s a competition that I wish wasn't occurring, but it is. And if we're threatened in space, we have the right of self-defense, and we’ll make sure we can execute that right,” Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command, told 60 Minutes in an interview that aired April 26.
The U.S. Air Force appears to have cooled on a space architecture concept that entails distributing capabilities across a larger number of satellite platforms.
A House military space oversight panel recommends the U.S. Air Force go “back to the drawing board” on its next-generation polar-orbiting weather satellite program.
In 2005, the United States had over 160,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Pentagon was ramping up remotely piloted vehicle operations over both war zones and military operational requirements filled government satellites to capacity…
The U.S. Air Force plans to award multiple contracts worth up to $6 million this year for companies to demonstrate their ability to build the next batch of GPS 3 positioning, navigation and timing satellites.
Two suspicious and potentially dangerous launches by Russia, including one "a few weeks ago," along with a Chinese launch in July of what U.S. military officials said was an antisatellite missile, are hard indicators that the threat to U.S. satellites is only increasing, according to senior U.S. Air Force officer.
The U.S. Air Force plans to award Boeing a $400,000 contract to correct problems on a pair of experimental weather satellites that launched in 2013 but are not yet providing data.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is witnessing a commercially driven explosion in satellite imagery sources that promises to turn what was once a trickle into a torrent. NGA Director Robert Cardillo is embracing this brave new world, even if he remains unsure of its implications for the agency.
The scheduled April 15 launch of an Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket carrying telecommunications satellites for the French and Italian militaries and commercial operator Telenor has been postponed for about 10 days following a defective cryogenic cable connecting the rocket and the launch pad, launch provider Arianespace said.
Ensuring the long-term sustainability and security of the outer space environment is a challenge that the United States and India are uniquely situated to address together. Between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and NASA, our two nations have done tremendous work in our exploration of outer space.
The U.S. Air Force is open to the idea of sharing data from its Space Surveillance Network with scientists interested in using that data to search for asteroids or other research.
MDA's budget blueprint for 2016 contained a refreshing surprise: a $22 million request to field of commercially hosted sensors that would determine whether or not incoming missiles have been successfully intercepted.