A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the NROL-76 payload for the NRO - sits on the launch pad April 29 at Launch Complex 39A. The rocket will have to wait at least 24 hours for liftoff after SpaceX scrubbed the launch planned for April 30 due to an issue with a first-stage sensor. Credit: SpaceX
At an Oval Office ceremony Feb. 19, 2019, President Trump signs Space Policy Directive 4 to establish a Space Force. Credit: SpaceNews
Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. Credit: DoD
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Space-Based Infrared System GEO-1 Satellite undergoing work at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, Calif. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Space Systems)
FASat-Charlie is Chile’s first high-resolution operational Earth observation system. This satellite was built by Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse and launched in 2011 by Arianespace on a Soyuz rocket. Credit: Airbus
Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.  Credit: DIA
As part of her visit to the United States, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea visited NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. on Oct. 14, 2015. The visit offered an opportunity to celebrate past collaborative efforts between the American and South Korean space programs along with presentations on current projects and programs underway at Goddard. Credit: NASA/Goddard/Bill Hrybyk
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Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Credit: U.S. Air Force
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GPS 3 satellite (Lockheed Martin)
Special Operations Forces Deployable Node satellite communications terminal. Credit: L3
Robert Cardillo, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, speaks to the GEOINT 2017 symposium June 5. Credit: USGIF
DARPA's  Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program, features a payload developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.  Credit: NRL

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