Russian T-90 tanks
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Rayburn House office building
Ash Carter Confirmation Hearing
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Germany's TIRA observation radar. Credit: Fraunhofer FHR
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (left) meets with Xu Dazhe, director of the China National Space Administration. Credit: CAST

Special Report | U.S. Civil & Military Space Procurement Forecast

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An overview of upcoming space procurements for U.S. government in the civl and military arenas.

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Op-ed | Time for U.S. Focus on Earth Observation, Space Industrial Base


The commercial remote sensing and Earth observation environment has changed radically since its founding in the mid-1990s. Commercial technology development has accelerated rapidly, bringing new capabilities — like laser communications — that can benefit and enable this sector regardless of its origin.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), above, is planning a broad space reform bill that would change how the Defense Department and NASA approach space acquisitions and operations. | Credit: Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce.
Gen. John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command said in 2013 — as vice commander — sequestration cuts forced the service to lay off about half of its space operations contractor workforce.  Credit: Xinia Productions/Jose Morales

SpaceX Expects U.S. Air Force Certification by Year’s End


SpaceX expects to earn certification from the U.S. Air Force to launch national security missions by the end of the year, but will not meet an ambitious Dec. 1 deadline suggested by the service’s top space officer.

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