Policy & Politics
Retired Air Force officer Wesley Hallman: “We all want this to work. But does it have to be a separate service?"
The space industry outsider nominated to become NASA deputy administrator said he would focus on acquisition reform and adapting NASA to a “new role” with commercial partners if confirmed by the Senate.
An audit by the Defense Department’s inspector general office found security cracks in the supply chain of four critical military space programs.
International mistrust in space could become a bigger problem as the commercial space industry continues to grow and demand a peaceful environment to do business.
ESA is pushing European industry to continue innovating and finding efficiencies even after Vega C’s introduction in 2019 and Ariane 6’s debut in 2020.
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The Pentagon's Joint Oversight Requirements Council will be briefed this fall on potential solutions to a major national security vulnerability: hypersonic weapons that fly into space at supersonic speeds and descend back down to Earth directly on top of targets.
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan: “It's going to take some time to work this through the Congress."
Small satellites that have propulsion systems, but don’t have encrypted commanding systems, pose a small but real threat of being hacked and endangering other satellites, according to a new study.
A key White House demand in DoD’s Space Force plan: An “accountable civilian” to oversee the process
Why was the DoD space reorganization report more than a week late? The White House ordered a few tweaks.
The debate is over. The United States will have a Space Force as a separate branch of the military.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs office plans to roll out a tiered approach to evaluating company data-protection plans.
Griffin: Hypersonic defense is not a mission that can be done realistically from the ground or the oceans.
The U.S. government is evaluating how it can engage with a series of new commercial remote-sensing companies, but one of the biggest challenges in these partnerships is determining how widely the data can be shared after it is purchased from the government.
Mattis: “We are in complete alignment with the president's concern about protecting our assets in space that contribute to our security, to our economy.”
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These are uncertain times for many of the agencies and offices in the military-space-industrial landscape.