Gen. John “Jay” Raymond
China’s leapfrogging advances in space are cause for national security concern, the head of the U.S. Space Force said Dec. 17.
The Trump administration released a new national space policy Dec. 9 that recognizes the U.S. Space Force as the primary organization responsible for defending the nation’s interests in space.
Gen. John Raymond said the Space Force is close to finalizing the layout of its future acquisitions command, a large organization that will consolidate multiple agencies that currently operate independently.
The U.S. Space Force sees a “huge opportunity” to buy commercially developed technologies and services, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond said Dec. 1.
Bridenstine: "I really hope people take away from this discussion that we are an instrument of national power."
The Spacepower document is the Space Force's first capstone doctrine
U.S. Space Command says Russia on July 15 conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon.
Space Force will have a field command focused on acquisition that will bring together several existing organizations
U.S. Space Command said the test showed that Russia’s missiles are capable of destroying satellites in low Earth orbit.
Gen. John Raymond said recent orbital maneuvers by a Russian “inspector” satellite are concerning and threaten stability in space.
In an exclusive interview, Gen. John Raymond, the first chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force, talks about the initial steps in organizing the new service.
Pence: “The next year is going to be a busy year and we are going to see literally thousands of Air Force personnel move into the Space Force."
Raymond: "Having a Space Force with a singular focus on the space domain will be hugely, hugely helpful to us."
Gen. Raymond said U.S. SPACECOM intends to influence DoD's budget priorities
Raymond: “It’s no longer good enough just to have a satellite that can survive launch and can survive initial operations. You have to have a satellite that is defendable."