Boeing is asking the government to force a teaming arrangement with Northrop Grumman for the GBSD program.
Richard Branson headlines Air Force event, pitches Virgin Orbit’s capabilities for national security
Branson: “Hopefully that will be a deterrent to an enemy state to not knock out satellites if America has a capability to replace them within 24 hours."
Air Force nominee Barrett calls for assertive U.S. posture on space, says Space Force is a ‘key imperative’
Barrett voiced strong support for the Trump administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force.
Vector on Aug. 26 withdrew as the contractor for the Air Force Agile Small Launch Operational Normalizer (ASLON)-45 space lift mission.
The Senate Armed Services Committee scheduled a joint confirmation hearing on Thursday Sept. 12 for Barrett and for Ryan McCarthy, Army secretary nominee.
Roper: An independent acquisition office for space could create more problems than it would solve.
A change in the rhetoric about space is being accelerated in response to damaging media coverage about the Air Force suppressing speech.
OSP-4 is designed to accommodate payloads greater than 400 lbs. The Air Force projects it will procure about 20 missions over nine years.
Fair or not, rockets and satellites generally overshadow the ground systems they need to do their missions. But as the U.S. military looks for faster and cheaper ways to get data from satellites, ground systems are attracting growing attention.
To fund next-gen OPIR, the Air Force would shift $93.2 million from 2019 accounts and $67.5 million from 2018 accounts.
The anomaly was detected during a routine mission assurance check.
Acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan: “Let’s unleash the space professionals."
Northrop Grumman will build two satellites for Space Norway, each equipped with payloads for Inmarsat, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, and the U.S. Air Force.
A deep-rooted organization like SMC with more than 5,000 employees and a $7 billion budget is not going to change overnight, but it’s taking small steps.
Air Force officials see growing support for space on Capitol Hill and DoD despite ongoing leadership changes.
In a letter to President Trump, Stopher said he plans to return to the private sector.