A new missile interceptor co-developed by the United States and Japan is scheduled to make its first flight test this year and its first attempted intercept during the summer of 2016.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine took advantage of one of the committee's first hearings of the year to ping Pentagon acquisition czar Frank Kendall -- and the three-star U.S. Air Force general testifying alongside him -- about the Pentagon's use of commercial communications satellites.
An overview of upcoming space procurements for U.S. government in the civl and military arenas.
Two competitive national security launches, the first to be awarded under the U.S. Air Force’s main satellite launching program in 15 years, will be among the Defense Department’s most closely watched space-related procurements this year.
Lockheed Martin is working with Aerojet Rocketdyne on a concept for a two-stage rocket that would extend the range of a key regional missile defense system used by the U.S. Defense Department.
Mars Society Founder Robert Zubrin argues that the United States needs a new national security policy. "For the first time in more than 60 years, we face the real possibility of a large-scale conventional war, and we are woefully unprepared."
Italian funding for a second-generation Cosmo-SkyMed program came in time to assure the satellites’ launches in 2017 and 2018.
Brett Lambert, who as acquisition adviser at the Pentagon led a study saying the U.S. solid rocket motor must downsize following the space shuttle’s retirement, is joining Northrop Grumman Corp. as vice president of corporate strategy.
European governments appear to have missed a big opportunity for costs savings with the French Defense Ministry’s decision to move ahead with plans to procure a pair of dedicated military communications satellites from a pair of domestic manufacturers.
The U.S. Air Force’s future missile warning satellite constellation will be among the first programs to be subjected to a service-wide acquisition reform initiative that will closely engage industry to help find the most favorable trade-offs between cost and capability.
Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) are relaunching the House’s space power caucus, a bipartisan group hoping to teach members about the importance of space in national security.
Satellite fleet operator SES and the Luxembourg government used the Italian Defense Ministry’s aging Sicral 1 telecommunications satellite to protect a regulatory deadline for using an orbital slot and military radio frequencies on behalf of a future Luxembourg satellite venture, according to regulatory filings.
Two high-orbiting U.S. Air Force space surveillance satellites that launched in July must show “unprecedented” maneuvering accuracy given their potential to cause damage in a heavily used belt of Earth orbit.
U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) will replace former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) as chairman of the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees the nation’s spy satellites, in the just-convened 114th Congress.