Air Force Research Laboratory
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.
The NTS-3 satellite developed by L3Harris for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has passed a preliminary design review.
Blue Origin will perform tests of the engine it is developing for its Blue Moon lunar lander at a U.S. Air Force Research Lab test site, the two organizations announced Jan. 27.