Russia has launched an anti-satellite missile test, US Space Command says | Space

Russia has launched a new anti-satellite missile test in its latest push to weaponize space, U.S. Space Command officials said Wednesday (Dec. 16).  In its third anti-satellite test this year, Russia launched a direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile, which can destroy small satellites in low Earth orbit. When a satellite is struck by a DA-ASAT missile, […]

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Watch SpaceX launch a U.S. spy satellite live and bring its booster back for a landing on terra firma – TechCrunch

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 […]

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Russia plans to develop its own space station – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Russia’s own orbital station will consist of three to seven modules unmanned or with a crew of two to four people. MOSCOW, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Russia’s rocket and space corporation Energia on Thursday announced that it is working on the development of a new multifunctional space station… More about this article in the link […]

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Space Development Agency orders 8 satellites to track hypersonic weapons

WASHINGTON —SpaceX and and L3 Harris will contribute satellites to track hypersonic weapons to the Space Development Agency’s planned mega-constellation, with the nascent agency announcing it had selected the two companies to build its first wide field of view satellites Oct. 5… More about this article in the link below… https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2020/10/05/space-development-agency-orders-8-hypersonic-weapon-tracking-satellites/

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Esper concerned over federal agents dressed like military troops in U.S. cities

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has raised concerns within the administration about federal agents patrolling the streets of U.S. cities in camouflage uniforms similar to those worn by troops in war zones, his spokesperson said Tuesday… More about this in the link below… https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/21/esper-federal-agents-military-protests-376381

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Israel Moves to Tighten, Improve Special Ops, by Establishing a SOF Wing – Defense Update:

Israel’s Air Force (IAF) today officially inaugurated the special operations wing, a combat formation that groups the air-force operated elite units under one wing. Based in Palmachim Air Force Base south of Tel Aviv, the 7th Special Operations Wing includes the 669 combat rescue squadron, 5101 Shaldag Special Tactics Squadron, and the Tactical Air Operations […]

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Major Space Force Units to Be Called Deltas, Officials Announce

The U.S. Space Force has determined how it will be organized, right down to the squadron level. The newest military branch on Tuesday announced that it will operate with three primary field commands, responsible for training space professionals; acquiring space systems from industry; and supporting combatant commanders with space force personnel and capabilities. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/06/30/major-space-force-units-be-called-deltas-officials-announce.html/amp

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Watch “SpaceX & NASA Launch U.S. Astronauts To Space | TIME” on YouTube

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are slated to be the first humans to leave earth from the United States since the space shuttle was retired in 2011. Earlier in the week, a first launch attempt was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions. TIME’s coverage includes interviews with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, NASA Administrator Jim […]

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The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency Has A Bold New Plan For Protecting America. What’s ‘Plan B’ If It Doesn’t Work?

Of all the missions assigned to America’s military, none has a more tortured history than missile defense of the homeland. In the 60+ years since Russia first proved it could launch intercontinental ballistic missiles—ICBMs—many, many ideas have been funded for defending the nation against them… read more about this article in link… https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2020/05/28/the-pentagons-missile-defense-agency-has-a-bold-new-plan-for-protecting-america-whats-plan-b-if-it-doesnt-work/

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