MEI Gets Nearly $10M Contract To Help U.S. Air Force with ISS-bound Payloads


MEI Technologies has won a sole-source contract worth as much as $9.8 million from the U.S. Air Force to support Defense Department payloads bound for the ISS.

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Pentagon Watchdog Eyes Missile Target Contracts


The DoD’s Office of Inspector General is auditing the Missile Defense Agency’s Target and Countermeasures Program to find out whether it has broken contracting rules.

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Feb. 11, 2013, launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission on a ULA Atlas 5 at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. Credit: NASA

NASA Drops Laser Comm Requirement From Discovery Solicitation


In an about face, NASA is no longer requiring Discovery missions that propose going further into space than the Moon to carry an experimental laser communications payload.

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STPSat-5. Credit: SNC
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SpaceX Dragon 2 (left) and Boeing CST-100 capsules. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
The Air Force Satellite Control Network, centered at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, is widely viewed as antiquated and badly in need of modernization. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Amber Whittington
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The Keana Point Satellite Tracking Station in Hawaii. Credit: U.S. Air Force

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