Air Force Research Laboratory
A business accelerator funded by the U.S. Space Force announced it has selected 13 startups and 11 university teams to compete for $100,000 awards.
Catalyst Campus is giving space startups early exposure to Department of Defense buyers.
An AFRL report suggests the U.S. Space Force has to prepare for a day when the moon and the volume of space around it could become the next military frontier.
The Air Force Research Laboratory on March 18 announced it plans to open a new facility focused on space environment research.
AFRL will work with Viasat to figure out ways to integrate commercial satcom with government-owned satellites so they all operate as a seamless network.
The Air Force Research Laboratory awarded SpaceX an $8.5 million contract to investigate manufacturing techniques for heat shields that protect hypersonic vehicles in flight.
Viasat on Feb. 2 received a $50.8 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a broad range of space systems.
The commercial market is now driving almost all innovation in space technology. The government can pivot its practices to more quickly adopt the best from the market.
The Air Force Research Laboratory is opening a $4 million facility focused on spacecraft component testing.
The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate is looking for companies with which to partner.
The 1,250-kilogram NTS-3 satellite is being built by L3Harris under an $84 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory.
AFRL's Space Vehicles Directorate will study the physics of very low Earth orbit, and will pursue sensor technologies for cislunar space
ABL says the funding will accelerate the development of its two-stage launch vehicle and mobile infrastructure.
The Air Force said the Navigation Technology Satellite-3 has passed a critical design review.
One of the narratives in the report is that the United States is at risk of being displaced by China as the world's space superpower.
A conversation with Col. Eric Felt, director of AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate in which he discusses how the U.S. Space Force is small in size but big on technology.
Felt said NASA’s commercial crew program is “super exciting” and one that the Space Force can learn from.
Roccor has completed radio frequency testing of the antenna scheduled for launch later this year on the satellite housing Viasat’s Link 16 military communications terminal.
A group with more than 150 government and industry officials will recommend greater investments in space technology and education.
The leaders of the Space Force have insisted that technological innovation that can be quickly adapted into military programs is central to staying ahead of adversaries. Projects like those developed by AFRL could get more attention and resources under the Space Force.