DARPA is hoping it can take elements of its ALASA program, shown in the rendering above, to industry to improve how quickly the military can launch small satellites into low earth orbit. Credit: DARPA
French President Francois Hollande (center) observes a minute of silence Nov. 16 at the Sorbonne in Paris. Credit: Elysee.fr video
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, shakes hands at the beginning of a 2013 meeting with then-U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida and Minister of Defense Tsunami Onodera. Credit: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo via Wikipedia
A software and security update by Lockheed Martin will improve the U.S. Air Force's GPS ground station used to communicate with the GPS 2F satellites, one of which is pictured above.
All Skynet assets will become the property of the British government as of August 2022 unless the contract with Airbus Defence and Space is renewed.
The Super Strypi launch vehicle at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. Credit: U.S. Air Force
Hardest hit in missile defense in the newly revised NDAA is the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, which would lose $50 million in procurement funding compared with the previous version of the NDAA. Credit: MDA
DMSP satellite
U.S. Air Force Wideband Global Satcom communications satellite. Credit: Boeing artist's concept
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) Credit: CSPAN video capture
DMPS satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin artist's concept
The Air Force Satellite Control Network, centered at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, is widely viewed as antiquated and badly in need of modernization. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Amber Whittington

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