Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall is asking Congress to authorize a new assistant secretary for space acquisitions before the Oct. 1, 2022, date that was set in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
An agreement just announced between the U.S. Space Force and a venture capital firm is a pilot project intended to help government buyers understand how investors assess space industry startups.
Maj. Gen. Ed Thomas, commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service, said the Space Force met its goal last year of recruiting nearly 400 guardians. Next year the target has been raised to 500.
Embedded Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in space startups, has signed a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Space Force.
The Space Force Intelligence Activity was stood up Sept. 24 as an interim organization until the National Space Intelligence Center is established.
The SWAC briefing Oct. 27 is not about contract opportunities but rather a strategic-level discussion about capabilities the Space Force will need in the coming years.
The first briefing with space and defense contractors planned by the Space Force’s Warfighting Analysis Center Oct. 27 will be at a classified facility.
Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond unveiled the “Guardian Ideal” document Sept. 21 at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber conference
A total of 11 Army and four Navy organizations are transferring to the Space Force
The Space Warfighting Analysis Center will brief industry representatives Oct. 27 on the results of its first “force design” study focused on space-based missile warning and missile tracking
The ground stations and tracking antennas the U.S. military relies on to communicate with its satellites — known as the Satellite Control Network, or SCN — are decades old and short of the capacity needed to keep up with the projected growth in space activities.
A Space Force general endorsed the development of commercial systems for removing space debris, saying they can address congestion in Earth orbit without the policy concerns a government-run alternative might have.
The U.S. Space Force’s launch enterprise awarded ManTech a $476 million contract to provide systems engineering and integration services for the next 10 years.
The EWS program office extended the competition to spring 2022, said Col. Brian Denaro, program executive officer for space development at the Space Systems Command