The anomaly was detected during a routine mission assurance check.
Defense nominee Mark Esper calls on Congress to provide ‘necessary resources’ to stand up Space Force
Esper told the SASC that, if confirmed, he intends to get involved in the Space Force legislative debate.
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer became the third acting secretary of defense since Jim Mattis resigned.
The committee cited concerns about the "turmoil surrounding the Space Development Agency."
The House and Senate voted in support of a space service to be nested inside the Air Force, but much still remains unresolved.
Proposed changes to the National Security Space Launch program that Smith introduced in the HASC version of the NDAA made it into the House bill.
Airbus and the French Space Agency CNES have agreed to cofinance a constellation of four Earth observation satellites while leaving the door open for Airbus to finance additional satellites with other partners.
Gen. Mark Milley said he fully supports the establishment of a Space Force and rejects the criticism that the new branch is just an “added layer of bureaucracy.”
Senior VP Chris Bogdan: “We don’t build satellites, rockets or rovers. We are investing in open architectures."
White House challenges HASC Space Corps language, strongly objects to space launch provisions in NDAA
On the National Security Space Launch program, the administration “strongly objects” to HASC language “as it would increase mission risk for the nation’s national security satellites.”
Pence will meet with senior officials to discuss space launch activities, space traffic management and ongoing efforts to establish a U.S. Space Force.
Acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan: “Let’s unleash the space professionals."
The SDA is looking to develop an "agile, responsive next-generation space architecture."
Northrop Grumman will build two satellites for Space Norway, each equipped with payloads for Inmarsat, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, and the U.S. Air Force.
30th Space Wing commander: “In order to achieve polar orbit there is no better place to be than Vandenberg."
A deep-rooted organization like SMC with more than 5,000 employees and a $7 billion budget is not going to change overnight, but it’s taking small steps.