The vote on Oct. 16 makes Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 airmen.
Shotwell: “We’re talking to the Army about Starlink and Starship."
The National Reconnaissance Office awarded a commercial imagery subscription contract to Planet Labs Federal, a subsidiary of Earth observation company Planet.
Maj. Gen. Gallagher: The problem today is insufficient capacity and high latency in satellite links.
Lt. Gen. Dickinson: Army has 'a very important role' in space operations.
Gen. Murray: “We have to have multiple ways of getting PNT in the future battlefield because of the threat of jamming."
There are lingering concerns about the potential cost of a new military branch.
The winners are SpaceX, Xbow Launch Systems, Northrop Grumman, Firefly Aerospace, United Launch Alliance, Aevum, Vox Space and Rocket Lab.
Brig. Gen. Schiess: “We have to improve turnaround both with new technology and processes."
CEO Stan Dubyn says the company now is entirely focused on government civil and national security space.
SDA's top priority is to deploy a 250-satellite or larger communications constellation.
Don Claussen recently spoke with SpaceNews about the merger and the evolution of military satellite constellations.
As it plans future experiments DARPA wants to take advantage of the growing availability of launch options.
Air Force awards $98.5 million ‘completion contract’ to ULA for launch services for three Atlas 5 missions
The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center announced Oct. 1 it has awarded a $98.5 million contract to United Launch Alliance to complete three Atlas 5 missions scheduled to launch in 2020.
The Royal Thai Air Force ordered a second Earth observation satellite from Innovative Solutions in Space (ISISpace) of the Netherlands, under a contract that includes the satellite's ground segment, satellite commissioning and training.
In a few months the Air Force will start a series of experiments to try to connect fighter aircraft and other weapon systems into a single network so they can all share critical data and intelligence, much of which is collected by satellites in space.