A U.S. soldier sets up an antenna in order to transmit a situational report to his higher command during a patrol with Turkish military forces along the demarcation line outside Manbij, Syria, in July.  Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster
For the Chinese military, space is not about space at all. It is about information — how to ensure the [People’s Liberation Army] gets it, as well as how to ensure that an adversary does not. Credit: Kremlin.Ru photo
The Spacety team. Credit: Spacety
“No one has a higher vested interest in keeping their orbits clean than large constellations.” Ted Muelhaupt, The Aerospace
Corporation. Credit: iStock illustration
Burloak Technologies purchased the EBAM 110, one of the world's largest additive manufacturing systems, in October. Credit: Sciaky
SSL flew its first printed aluminum parts in September with the launch of Telesat’s Telstar 18 Vantage communications satellite. Credit: SSL
The Juno spacecraft NASA launched to Jupiter in 2011 carried Lockheed Martin's first spaceflown printed spacecraft component, a small titanium waveguide bracket. Credit: Lockheed Martin
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NASA illustration of the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket. Credit: NASA
NASA was just four years old when John F. Kennedy delivered his landmark Rice University speech in September 1962 directing the agency to land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. Credit: Robert Knudsen via JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Vice President Mike Pence (left) announced the Pentagon's detailed plan to establish a Space Force as the first new military branch in over 70 years. (DoD via Flickr)
The former German battleship Ostfriesland was sunk July 21, 1921 off the coast of Virginia by bombs dropped by U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell’s airplanes. In 1947, the U.S. Air Force was formally established as a separate branch of the armed forces. Credit: U.S. Air Force via Wikimedia
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine looks inside the test version of the SLS intertank during an Aug. 15 visit to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Clockwise from left: SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, ULA's Vulcan Centaur, Northrop Grumman's OmegA and Blue Origin's New Glenn rockets are all in the running to compete for a block of launch contracts the U.S. Air Force intends to divide between two providers during phase 2 of the Launch Service Agreements (LSA) program. Credit: SpaceX / ULA / Northrop Grumman / Blue Origin
The current Soyuz at the station, Soyuz MS-09, will hit its 200-day lifetime limit by late December. “There’s a little bit of margin” on that lifetime, a NASA official said, “but not a whole lot of margin.”
Airbus' high-endurance Zephyr UAVs are designed to complement remote-sensing satellites by providing persistent coverage over a limited geographic area. Credit: Airbus

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