Small launch missions planned for 2020 include experimental satellites, a prototype rideshare and missile defense tests.
Bongiovi says anywhere from eight to 11 national security launches could take place in 2020
An amendment to the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement RFP is in 'final coordination'
U.S. Space Command on Nov. 19 accepted the 10th satellite of the Wideband Global Satcom constellation.
Over two days, the U.S. Air Force awarded $22.5 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding to 30 companies attending the first Air Force Space Pitch Day in San Francisco.
U.S. Air Force leaders emphasized their commitment to quick acquisition of innovative commercial technologies by awarding a total of $9 million to 12 companies on the first Air Force Space Pitch Day here Nov. 5.
Air Force and NRO cubesats were among many experimental projects encapsulated in the NG-12 Cygnus mission.
Air Force has submitted an acquisition strategy for the Space C2 program which is now being reviewed by the Pentagon
The Air Force has invited 30 companies to "Space Pitch Day" in San Francisco
The winners are SpaceX, Xbow Launch Systems, Northrop Grumman, Firefly Aerospace, United Launch Alliance, Aevum, Vox Space and Rocket Lab.
The new contract includes support services for the Space Rapid Capabilities Office and the Space Development Agency.
Lt. Gen. John Thompson: “I will categorically state that there is absolutely no bias against the commercial providers in the source selection process."
Col. Tim Sejba: “We’re contemplating a 10-year $12 billion competition."
The consortium manages the development of pre-production prototypes of space systems, including satellites, payloads and ground systems.
On the way to its target orbit, the Atlas’ Centaur upper stage rocket released a cubesat that was riding as a secondary payload.
The U.S. military is eager to take advantage of small satellite constellations if the technology proves it can fulfill military requirements and the price is right.