The satellites will be operated by the U.S. Space Force and provide initial warning of a ballistic or tactical missile launch anywhere on the globe. WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4.9 billion contract for the production of three geosynchronous Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared satellites, the Pentagon announced Jan. 4. The satellites will […]Read More Lockheed Martin gets $4.9 billion contract to build three missile-warning satellites for U.S. Space Force – SpaceNews
Social media, hanging out in that slack period between Christmas and New Year’s with nothing better to do, has decided to prank aviation enthusiasts and space watchers with a totally unofficial rendition of the U.S. Space Force uniform, widely distributed on Twitter. Variously compared to crossing guard uniforms as well as those from a range […]Read More Stand Down: That Space Force Uniform Isn’t Real – AVweb
SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 today from Kennedy Space Center, with a launch window that spans three hours and opens at 9 AM EST (6 AM PST). The mission will carry a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and will include a recovery attempt for the first-stage booster used on the […]Read More Watch SpaceX launch a U.S. spy satellite live and bring its booster back for a landing on terra firma – TechCrunch
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The ISS is home to international collaborative science. It shouldn’t also host a military ceremony… More about this article in the link below… https://slate.com/technology/2020/11/iss-space-force-no-thank-you.htmlRead More Keep the Space Force off the International Space Station.
Science fiction space movies can do a poor job of educating people about space. In the movies, hot-shot pilots direct their dueling space ships through space as if they’re flying through an atmosphere. They bank and turn and perform loops and rolls, maybe throw in a quick Immelman turn, as if they’re subject to Earth’s […]Read More What would a realistic space battle look like?
The Pentagon’s grand space strategy envisions a shift from larger, expensive satellites to massive constellations of smaller, easier to replace ones. The U.S. military has hired L3Harris and SpaceX to build small satellites with powerful infrared sensors capable of spotting and tracking ballistic missiles and hypersonic weapons. These satellites could become part of a large and broader early warning constellation with hundreds of space-based […]Read More Work Begins On Starlink-Like Constellation Of Small Hypersonic Missile-Tracking Satellites
When most Americans think about Space Force, they probably imagine epic space battles or sprawling science fiction sagas. Policymakers who are more “in the know” likely think about the duties and functions that will preoccupy the U.S. military’s newest branch in the years ahead. But few, if any, pause to consider that the USSF has […]Read More The Space Force’s relevance to the green agenda | TheHill
WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Space Force builds out its fiscal 2022 budget, the nascent service is developing a new strategy to govern how it builds and leases satellite communications and services, Lt. Gen. Bill Liquori explained during the Defense News Conference Sept. 9. The strategy follows the Enterprise SATCOM Vision the Space Force released in […]Read More US Space Force developing a strategy to improve satellite communications
The US and UK have accused Russia of testing a weapon-like projectile in space that could be used to target satellites in orbit. The US State Department described the recent use of “what would appear to be actual in-orbit anti-satellite weaponry” as concerning. Russia’s defence ministry earlier said it was using new technology to perform […]Read More UK and US say Russia fired a satellite weapon in space – BBC News