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The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., April 18, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
Morgan Stanley projects that the establishment of  a U.S. Space Force could help boost privately held SpaceX's valuation high as $120 billion. Cowen Washington Research Group is less optimistic that Trump's call for a Space Force will dramatically boost space spending.
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Director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office Randy Walden speaks at a Mitchell Institute event June 25, 2018
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Thompson, Commander of Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, speaks at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 6, 2018.  Thompson shared his thoughts on ways to provide better cyber protection for space assets.  The symposium is a national forum for industry and government to collaborate to help meet challenges of cyber security, cyber readiness, and national defense.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Grim)
Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander, makes a test call using the High Frequency Global Communication System radio June 15, 2017, on Grand Forks AFB, N.D. Holmes was coined by the 319th Communications Squadron HFGCS unit for making his first official call which broadcasts his voice simultaneously across the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Sparks)
David Davis, chief systems engineer for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, is exploring the implications the military's focus on resilience will have on satellite building and testing. Credit: Space Tech Expo
Launch of Atlas 5 SBIRS GEO-2 from Cape Canaveral AFS. Credit: United Launch Alliance
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