A concern for the United States will be China’s diplomatic push to win over allies and challenge American leadership in space.
Raytheon is one of several major defense contractors selected by the U.S. Air Force for the program known as “defense experimentation using commercial space internet."
Space RCO Director Mike Roberts: “What we do is classified for a reason.”
The National Aeronautic Association awarded the Boeing X-37B the 2019 Robert J. Collier Trophy.
Raymond said the Arctic region, like outer space, is becoming a “congested neighborhood."
L3Harris has launched the first satellite of a remote sensing constellation.
A report sent to Congress last week proposing changes to Space Force acquisition programs was an “initial version” and not the final product, the Air Force said.
Air Force Secretary Barrett is pushing back on a proposal that would delay transferring the SDA to the Space Force until October 2022.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) ask Air Force to keep Launch Service Agreements that were signed in 2018.
Air Force procurement chief Will Roper said hacking competitions help the military identify flaws in its systems before they are deployed.
The X-37B Operational Test Vehicle 6 is scheduled for a May 16 launch on a ULA Atlas 5 rocket.
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.
VP Mike Pence congratulated the class as the first to commission officers into the newly created Space Force.
Acquisition executive Will Roper said the Air Force will consider accelerating contract awards to help suppliers stay afloat.
A team of space startups received an Air Force contract to develop a concept to collect and manage lunar intelligence.