The U.S. must be prepared for any Chinese aggression in space, said Gen. John Hyten, leader of U.S. Strategic Command.
Japan on Tuesday launched its first military communications satellite to boost the broadband capacity of its Self Defence Forces as they reinforce an island chain stretching along the southern edge of the East China Sea.
The position of the Defense Department’s principle adviser on space could be eliminated in a reworking of personnel, the current holder of the office said Friday.
Georgia-based company DataPath will be the U.S. Army’s new lead support for satcom field services, as well as supporting the Pentagon’s Combatant Commands, after winning a more-than $300 million contract, the company announced.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the strategic forces subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, said in an interview last week that he plans next year to reorganize how the government manages space activities.
The solution to making military space communications secure could be more. More satellites. More partners. More bandwidth. More everything.
The international community needs to establish expected patterns of behavior in space, despite ongoing worldwide political tension, top Pentagon space experts said.
The way forward in space requires the U.S. government to partner closely with both foreign and commercial allies, the Pentagon’s top space official said Nov. 15.
U.S. defense stocks rode Donald Trump’s unexpected victory to solid gains, a sign Wall Street thinks the president-elect will make good on his campaign promise to boost defense spending. Analysts say some of that increase, presumably, would find its way into military space programs.
New contract by U.S. Strategic Command’s space organization shows the U.S. military’s attention to a growing problem for government and commercial satellite operators: radio-frequency interference.
Skot Butler recently replaced the plain-spoken Kay Sears, who finished her 10-year tenure at the tail end of a decline in U.S. government bandwidth spending that tracks the military’s shrinking footprint in Iraq and Afghanistan. Butler now gets a chance to come in at a trough and build, rather than manage a decline, as Sears had to do.
Satellite fleet operators Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES and Eutelsat all say the long-awaited rebound in U.S. government (translation: mainly the U.S. Department of Defense) demand for bandwidth now looks to be underway.
Trump senior policy advisers Robert Walker and Peter Navarro say a Trump administration would "lead the way on emerging technologies that have the potential to revolutionize warfare," such as constellations of micro-satellites.
The U.S. must rely on defense rather than offense in deterring a space war, one of the Pentagon’s top space officials said Friday.
Representatives of the U.S. Air Force and international allies plan to meet in Norway next month to iron out the details of an effort to bolster cooperative research, development, testing and evaluation of space technologies critical to joint military operations.
For good or ill, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton haven’t said much about U.S. space policy during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. SpaceNews put nine identical questions to the Clinton and Trump camps. Here’s what they had to say.