Air Force Space Command's Gen. Raymond: "We have officially transitioned the national space defense center from an experiment to a functioning 24/7/365 operations center.”
CSIS: From 2013 to 2015, contracts on space products plummeted by 56 percent, and R&D fell by 47 percent.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: “In space we will do our best to deter. But for right now, it’s about sizing up the problem."
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison.
Pentagon auditors found gaps in EELV quality assurance management that “could increase program costs, delay launch schedules, and increase the risk of mission failure.”
The U.S. military has moved to upgrade GPS spacecraft, control systems on the ground and user terminals with new security features. Fears are growing, however, as Russia’s military and other potential adversaries step up their electronic warfare game and come up with fresh techniques to deny U.S. forces access to positioning, navigation and timing data.
AIA CEO Melcher: “I’m very concerned about how our nation has come to accept several anchors that are dragging our industry down"
The protracted budget stalemate is bad news for the Air Force’s 2018 space investment budget.
EXCLUSIVE SpaceNews interview with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Stephen Kitay
An initiative called "multi-domain command and control" is perhaps one of the most pressing priorities being pushed by Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein.
Satellite communications providers for some time have been trying to show the military the potential advantages of multiple spot beam satellite designs.
About 2,220 active-duty soldiers, reservists and civilians make up the “space forces” under the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.
Will the United States see peer competitor militaries expand more aggressively into outer space? The answer lies in gray zone tactics and space militias.
Gen. Hyten: “I watch what our adversaries do. I see them moving quickly into the space domain, and I see our country not moving fast, and that causes me concern."