David Hardy, U.S. Air Force associate deputy under secretary for space, speaking Oct. 20 at the Hosted Payload Summit in Washington. Photo: U.S. Air Force
A rendering of a DMSP Block 5D weather satellite. Credit: USAF/SpaceNews
U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Credit: USAF
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Orbital ATK's family of small satellite buses includes that A500 that 's being used for the STPSat-6 spacecraft. Credit: Orbital ATK
General John Hyten, Air Force Space Command Commander, briefs visiting personnel about the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operatioins Center during a visit to Schriever Air Force Base earlier this year. Credit: U.S. Air Force.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $886 million contract in 2010 to develop the next-generation GPS ground system, or GPS OXC. Credit: Raytheon graphic
Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Air Force program executive officer for Space and SMC commander, and Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO, sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement or CRADA for the certification of ULA’s Vulcan Launch System at a ceremony, Sept. 27. Credit: ULA
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), above, said after a three-hour hearing he would prefer the Air Force re-engine the Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: C-SPAN.
Lockheed Martin’s full-sized, functional GPS 3 satellite prototype. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Gen. John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 20. Credit: SASC.
Applied Minds, Inc. created a vision of how to achieve optimal SSA through the “ JSpOC of the Future” demonstration at their Glendale, California, facility. The company designed and built a fullscale, multi-faceted command center mockup that demonstrated advanced tools and techniques for distributed collaboration, data fusion, visualization, and adaptive planning. Credit: U.S. Air Force Research Lab
Lockheed Martin has built a scaled-down version of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation space surveillance system in New Jersey. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
Lt. Gen. Jay Raymond, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for operations, talks with Mike Gruss of SpaceNews. | Credit: Michael Moser.
The payload fairing holding the Amos-6 satellite falls to the ground following the explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 that had been scheduled to launch Sept. 3. Credit: USLaunchReport.com video
U.S. Air Force Wideband Global Satcom communications satellite. Credit: Boeing artist's concept

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