The U.S. Air Force and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts noted significant improvements in numerical weather prediction models with the recent addition of global navigation satellite system radio occultation datasets.
The GEM 63XL motors will fly on ULA's Vulcan Centaur rocket in 2021.
Space RCO Director Mike Roberts: “What we do is classified for a reason.”
The National Aeronautic Association awarded the Boeing X-37B the 2019 Robert J. Collier Trophy.
“Space mobility and logistics” are identified in the new Space Force doctrine as core competencies of the service.
The U.S. government, particularly the Defense Department, will play a decisive role in selecting which small launch providers stay in business.
Bruno said the recent Phase 2 contract awards show ULA's pricing is competitive.
The Spacepower document is the Space Force's first capstone doctrine
Air Force to end agreements with Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman, prepares for launch contract protests
Following the Phase 2 decision, the Air Force is preparing for the possibility of contractor protests.
If confirmed, Thompson will be the second four-star general in the U.S. Space Force under Gen. John “Jay” Raymond.
Kitay has submitted his resignation effective August 21.
Six years ago, SpaceX was the upstart launch company seeking to break United Launch Alliance’s monopoly on national security space launches. Now, it’s part of the establishment.
The Pentagon has selected SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to conduct potentially dozens of national security launches between fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year 2027
Manufacturers agreed the cost of cubesats and small satellites of all sizes will decline as constellation developers and operators begin placing larger orders.
Col. Russell Teehan said commercially developed technologies will be part of the future capabilities of the U.S. Space Force.
The state will look at the required infrastructure, human capital development and financing necessary to support a commercial spaceport at Vandenberg.