Policy & Politics
Mike Griffin: "Some elements of Congress are very supportive. Others are skeptical."
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s streamlined licensing rules for small satellites sailed through a vote Aug. 1, establishing a path for companies to secure spectrum rights much faster and cheaper than current regulations allow.
Sen. Jack Reed: “I think within a year, next year at this time, we’ll have a Space Force."
As head of Army Space and Missile Defense Command since 2017, Dickinson has advocated for more training for troops about their dependence on space.
For the last two decades, India and China have been engaged in an undeclared space race marked more by regional rivalry than neighborly competition. But that doesn't mean the two nations shouldn't give space cooperation a shot.
The chairman of a key Senate committee said he’s “troubled” by cost and schedule growth on major NASA programs and is asking the agency for more information on their status.
In September, SASC plans to consider additional DoD civilian and military nominations.
NASA’s renewed effort to return humans to the moon draws inescapable parallels to Apollo a half-century ago.
Remote sensing is incredibly valuable for environmental, national security and commercial purposes. Unfortunately, it’s governed by an outdated law that’s in desperate need of updating.
Todd Harrison: Space Defense Force “more accurately emphasizes the primary job of military space forces, which is to defend our assets in space."
SASC Chairman Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the committee conducted its own probe and concluded the allegations were “unproven.”
To fund next-gen OPIR, the Air Force would shift $93.2 million from 2019 accounts and $67.5 million from 2018 accounts.
Boeing has informed the Air Force that it will not bid Ground Based Strategic Deterrent engineering and manufacturing development.
The chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA said July 24 he’s not yet convinced of the need to accelerate a human return to the moon, citing the cost of doing so.