Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein: The Space Force needs to “understand where we need tactically responsive launch, but more importantly, tactically responsive space.”
NASA has hailed an agreement with the Space Force to share information on near Earth object impacts as a key step forward in planetary defense, even as the agency defers work on a mission it says is critical to tracking such objects.
The U.S. Space Force in 2025 plans to launch to geostationary orbit three small satellites that will attempt to dock with a propellant tanker so they can be refueled in space.
The Department of the Air Force on April 4 announced six Space Force bases in Colorado, Florida and California are candidate locations for the headquarters of the U.S. Space Force’s Space Training and Readiness Command.
A new Commercial Space Futures Office is helping the Space Force analyze the technical and financial wherewithal of commercial space companies.
Slingshot Aerospace won a $25.2 million Space Force contract to develop a virtual replica of the space environment
Eden Grow Systems and Rhea Space Activity won a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 contract to look at possible applications of aeroponic technology to grow produce at inhospitable locations where some Space Force units are deployed.
The launch of a U.S. Space Force mission known as USSF-12 has been put on indefinite pause.
What it will take to make DoD constellations more resilient and achieve space superiority is still being debated, industry executives said.
The U.S. Space Systems Command is being restructured in an effort to re-energize the bureaucracy and bring fresh focus on the competition with China, officials said March 4.
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said, "when you look at it objectively, China is a much greater strategic threat than Russia is"
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said the ‘space order of battle’ is driving budget discussions in preparation for the 2024 request.
The U.S. Space Force selected General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems and Orion Space Solutions to each develop and launch demonstration satellites for weather imaging and cloud characterization.
Claire Leon, a former Boeing executive who previously led the national security space launch program, is now in charge of a new office that will coordinate military space programs.
The U.S. Space Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $341 million contract to develop a radar site to track active satellites and debris in high orbits.
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall has directed the Space Force to look broadly at military requirements for overhead surveillance that could be met by commercial constellations of satellites in low Earth orbit.
The Space Force wants to partner with private companies on debris removal initiatives, said vice chief of space operations Gen. David “DT” Thompson.
The Space Systems Command issued a request for information on industry capabilities to combat cyber attacks and protect critical networks during wartime.
The WGS-11+ Wideband Global Satcom satellite that Boeing developed for the U.S. Space Force passed a critical design review and will transition to production.