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
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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
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/Read More Space Development Agency orders 8 satellites to track hypersonic weapons
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
The U.S. continues to oppose a fiber cable that will directly link the U.S. and Hong Kong. Underwater wiretapping is as American as apple pie, but officials say they’re concerned about data being tapped in Hong Kong. Fiber is easy to physically hack and must have robust encryption to be safe. Critics in the U.S. government say a new 8,000-mile cable beneath […]Read More Undersea Cable – U.S. and Hong Kong Fiber Link | Chinese Spies
The goal is for the space-based platform to support various test, training, and other missions, possibly with humans aboard in the future… More about this article in the link below… https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/34840/the-pentagon-moves-to-launch-its-own-experimental-mini-space-stationRead More The Pentagon Moves To Launch Its Own Experimental Mini Space Station – The Drive
Astronaut Bob Behnken works during a spacewalk to swap an aging nickel-hydrogen battery for a new lithium-ion battery… More about this in the link below… https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/07/02/astronauts-check-suits-following-spacewalk/Read More Astronauts Check Suits Following Spacewalk – Space Station
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/ampRead More Major Space Force Units to Be Called Deltas, Officials Announce
On May 30, SpaceX pulled off a historic launch. The space company launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, the first time astronauts were sent into orbit from American soil since 2011. And their ride, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, is now being put through its paces as it rests docked to the […]Read More NASA Planning Mysterious Test With ISS-Docked SpaceX Crew Dragon