Gen. John Hyten, who took over as commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command in August, outlines his vision for the service’s space operations during this candid on-one-one conversation with SpaceNews military space reporter Mike Gruss.
With the U.S. Air Force and NRO looking at alternative space architectures and contracting schemes, Ball Aerospace feels well-positioned to ride the shifting winds.
U.S. lawmakers passed an intelligence bill for fiscal year 2015 that authorizes new satellite projects and reiterates the nation’s need to wean itself from the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine. The bill, which authorizes funding for intelligenc…
BAE Systems has reached agreement to acquire Eclipse Electronic Systems, a manufacturer of space-qualified signals intelligence gear, from Easterline Corp. for $28 million.
Futuristic space hardware developed under a DARPA effort to salvage usable parts from spent satellites is scheduled to make its first flight next year on the debut mission of Spaceflight Inc.'s Sherpa payload deployer.
The projected price tag for GPS 3's ground system, known as the Operational Control System, or OCX, has nearly doubled since Raytheon was awarded the contract in 2010.
Even as it struggles to align its military space goals with a 2015 budget that has not been fully secured, the French Defense Ministry has tapped Airbus and Thales for initial work on France’s first operational eavesdropping satellite.