U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a keynote address at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs in April. “President Trump knows that a stable and orderly space environment is critical to the strength of our economy and resilience of our national security systems,” Pence said. Credit: Tom Kimmell
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson became Air Force Space Command vice commander April 5. Credit: DoD
An Iridium Next satellite undergoes pre-launch preparations at a SpaceX facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for a March 29 launch. Credit: Iridium
Aerospace Corp. engineers used iLab time to refine a concept for self-assembling Hive satellites. (Credit: Aerospace Corp.)
The Hellas-Sat-4 communications satellite after spacecraft integration in a Lockheed Martin clean room near Denver.
Orbital ATK's mission extension vehicle.
The space around Earth is contested and congested. (Air Force graphic)
Lockheed Martin's segmented planar imaging detector for electro-optical reconnaissance
Satellite refueling (SSL)
Airmen practice tactical operations during a Predator simulator mission (Air Force)
GovSat-1 will be a multi-mission satellite that will use X-band and military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams to support multiple operations. Credit: SES
Panoramic view of Luxembourg (Luxembourg for Finance)
GPS 3 satellite (Lockheed Martin)

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