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October 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory's space vehicles directorate has compiled a list of 13 science and technology areas it plans to prioritize in the near term, the outcome of a two-year strategic planning process.

October 23, 2020 | Daily News

The Space and Missile Systems Center plans to leverage existing Air Force cloud services and integration efforts as it works to establish a cloud-based ecosystem to enable greater use of digital and model-based systems engineering -- a plan it expects will allow the Space Force to move more quickly toward greater adoption of digital engineering practices and increase commonality and collaboration between the two services.

October 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Force expects to begin standing up a new Space Systems Center next spring and will complete the initial plan for the new acquisition hub within the next month, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond said today.

October 21, 2020 | Daily News

As the Air Force Research Laboratory and U.S. Transportation Command work with industry to better understand how the Defense Department might leverage a future commercial space cargo transport capability, one of the primary imperatives has been to ensure DOD is the first customer in line when companies begin to offer it.

October 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Force's chief operating officer said today he expects the restrictions imposed by Congress' continuing resolution to slow the standup of new field commands and impede the growth of the service's civilian workforce.

October 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Central District Court of California has dismissed SpaceX's lawsuit against the Air Force, ordering the case to be vacated in a new judgment issued last week.

October 02, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Force expects to stand up its new acquisition command in 2021 -- a schedule target that should give the service time to determine a transition plan for Army and Navy space capabilities and to ensure it's taking the right approach to combining a number of organizations under a single command.

September 25, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Force announced today it has reached an agreement with SpaceX to launch two future GPS III missions with previously flown boosters -- the first National Security Space Launch missions to fly with a re-used first stage.

September 24, 2020 | Daily News

An experimental positioning navigation and timing capability being developed by L3Harris and the Air Force Research Laboratory could offer options to mitigate the impact of GPS signal interference --including the projected disruption from Ligado Network's controversial plan to field a fifth-generation wireless network in the L-band.

September 16, 2020 | Daily News

The White House has sent the Senate Armed Services Committee a list of provisions in the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill it does not like, but chose to lead with one President Trump has said would make him veto the entire must-pass bill -- the re-naming of U.S. military bases that currently honor Confederate leaders.

September 16, 2020 | Daily News

As the Space Force prepares for the likelihood of a continuing resolution, the service chief Gen. John Raymond said this week he's concerned about programmatic impacts, operations and maintenance shortfalls and the transfer of space accounts from the Air Force to the Space Force.

September 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Space and Missile Systems Center's Production Corps is working to develop a digital engineering acquisition strategy and expects to reach initial operational capability on its flagship programs by January.

September 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general's office this week published its audit of the Air Force's process to certify new entrants to the national security space launch enterprise, which confirmed the Space and Missile Systems Center generally complied with its own guidance, but recommended lifting some constraints in its process and working with SpaceX to assess reusability.

September 08, 2020 | Daily News

The White House is prioritizing the need to fund two Columbia-class submarines and restructure the Space Force in the event lawmakers cannot agree to pass regular appropriations bills and are forced to pass a stopgap spending measure, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

September 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s space vehicles directorate this week announced its next slate of flight experiments -- one focused on very low Earth orbit and a second focused on cislunar space domain awareness.

September 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s space vehicles directorate this week announced its next slate of flight experiments -- one focused on very low Earth orbit and a second focused on cislunar space domain awareness.

September 01, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Development Agency on Monday awarded contracts to Lockheed Martin and Denver-based York Space Systems to develop the first 20 satellites of its transport layer, slated to be developed and launched in two years.

August 27, 2020 | Daily News

As the Space Force looks to maintain and improve its current mission slate, service leaders say now is the time for discussions with industry about future growth, particularly in space logistics.

August 26, 2020 | Daily News

A new Defense Department space leader forum aims to help facilitate cooperation and deconfliction across the national security space enterprise's architecture without adding bureaucracy to the space acquisition process.

August 20, 2020 | Daily News

The vice commander of Space Force headquarters said today he expects in the next few weeks to reach an agreement with the Office of the Secretary of Defense about which Army and Navy space programs should transition to the new service, beginning in fiscal year 2021.

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