The U.S. must rely on defense rather than offense in deterring a space war, one of the Pentagon’s top space officials said Friday.
Since we first started placing objects into space there have been 11 known low Earth orbit collisions, and three known collisions at geostationary orbit. Think of it: 135 space shuttle flights, all of the Apollo, Gemini and Mercury flights, hundreds of telecommunications satellites, 1,300 functioning satellites on orbit today, half a million total objects in space larger than a marble, and fewer than 15 known collisions. Why do people worry?
The Pentagon will spend $2 billion on space control measures this year to counter emerging threats to its national security satellites, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said March 22.
The White House’s 2017 budget request will build on the Pentagon’s $5.5 billion effort to protect national security satellites in space, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Feb. 2
The U.S. Air Force's traditional approach to replacing space systems just doesn't cut it anymore, says Winston Beauchamp, the Air Force deputy undersecretary for space.
Three Colorado lawmakers have urged senior government officials to use rapid acquisition authority to expedite a new space operations center in their state.
A mysterious Russian satellite that squeezed next to two Intelsat satellites and alarmed company executives has an “extremely small” chance of a collision, a Russian space expert told state media.
A mysterious Russian satellite that spent five months parked between two Intelsat satellites left that location in late September and has now cozied up to a third Intelsat satellite.
The secretary of the U.S. Air Force would have a greater level of oversight over all Defense Department space programs, according to a draft memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work.
The Air Force has twice taken a pair of space surveillance satellites out of test mode and used them to make observations in geosynchronous orbit.
A failure by Congress to pass a 2016 budget by the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year would delay several new classified and unclassified programs aimed at improving U.S. space protection and counter space capabilities, the head of U.S. Air Force Space Command said Sept. 16.
U.S. Air Force Space Command plans to announce Sept. 14 that a new space operations center for the Pentagon and intelligence community will begin testing and experiments Oct. 1 at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, according to a document obtained by SpaceNews.
The rise of space-based threats from Russia and China is creating an urgent need for the U.S. to respond to its adversaries weaponizing space.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency now envisions a partnership with the U.S. Air Force on a system that would also perform space surveillance.
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford said the protection of the military's satellites should be a higher national security priority.
Emerging threats from Russia and China and an eye-opening government study known as the Space Portfolio Review have led the White House to add as much as $8 billion to intelligence and defense budgets over the next five years for activities to improve the resiliency of U.S. national security space capabilities, sources told SpaceNews.