C-Band Alliance
Vice President Mike Pence delivers opening remarks Oct. 5 during the National Space Council’s first meeting. (Credit: NASA)
ABS-3A satellite. Credit: Boeing artist's concept
U.S. Rep. Mac Thronberry
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When President Trump announced plans for a Space Force, it triggered a legal debate on the justification for such a force. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
A Chinese military communications satellite launches atop a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in November 2015. Credit: Xinhua
”Customers that want to use our vehicle are coming out of the woodwork. People are joining the consortium like you would not believe.”
— Lt. Gen. John Thompson, speaking at the Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber conference Sept. 18, 2018. Credit: U.S. Air Force
The NEOCam sensor (right) is the lynchpin for the proposed Near Earth Object Camera, or NEOCam, space mission (left) managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A U.S. Navy Standard Missile-3 Block IB interceptor launches from a Japanese destroyer during a Sept. 12 test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System off the coast of Hawaii. Aegis is part of the missile defense network that protects U.S. and allied warships from ballistic missile attacks. The Missile Defense Agency wants to add a new layer of space sensors to detect and track hypersonic weapons that China and Russia are developing. Credit: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
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Galileo, Europe’s constellation of positioning, navigation and timing satellites, currently consists of 22 spacecraft with four more launching this year. Credit: ESA

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