Space Development Agency Director Fred Kennedy outlines his vision for a space architecture that leverages commercial industry to deliver military capabilities. Credit: Tom Kimmell for SpaceNews
Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, congratulates Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson April 9, 2019, at the 35th Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell
Space Tracking and Surveillance System. Credit: Northrop Grumman
A U.S. Navy Standard Missile-3 Block IB interceptor launches from a Japanese destroyer during a Sept. 12 test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System off the coast of Hawaii. Aegis is part of the missile defense network that protects U.S. and allied warships from ballistic missile attacks. The Missile Defense Agency wants to add a new layer of space sensors to detect and track hypersonic weapons that China and Russia are developing. Credit: U.S. Missile Defense Agency