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August 17, 2017 |

Lockheed Martin is making progress on a bridge capability that would allow the legacy GPS ground system to operate new GPS III satellites until the delayed Next-Generation Operational Control Segment is delivered.

August 11, 2017 |

The Air Force told companies at a recent industry day it plans to begin migrating Space-Based Infrared System satellites onto a modernized ground control and mission data-processing system in fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

August 11, 2017 |

The Air Force is moving forward with a plan to address two critical weather coverage gaps and launch an initial space-based environmental monitoring capability in fiscal year 2024.

August 04, 2017 |

U.S. Strategic Command wants to take more time to define its requirements for a small synthetic aperture radar capability after an Operationally Responsive Space study found that "feasible and relevant solutions" exist to meet the urgent operational need.

August 04, 2017 |

As House lawmakers propose significant changes to the way the Defense Department manages the space domain, DOD is conducting a trade space review to consider the merit of current proposals and identify new possible organizational and leadership structures.

August 03, 2017 |

The Air Force confirmed this week it has delayed launch of an Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite due to a problem with a power regulator unit discovered earlier this year.

July 31, 2017 |

The Air Force is anticipating an additional schedule slip to the GPS next-generation ground control segment, and has requested a nine-month schedule extension to complete development.

July 28, 2017 |

The Air Force Research Laboratory plans to hold an industry day later this month to discuss a new program to reinvigorate the service's integrated space experimentation capabilities.

July 26, 2017 |

As lawmakers direct the Pentagon to again pursue a space-based sensor layer for missile defense, a top general says developing such a system should not be expensive despite cost concerns quashing similar efforts in the past.

July 21, 2017 |

The Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office are working to develop a new service cost position and revised acquisition program baseline for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program to incorporate a revised strategy and an influx of funds from Congress to replace the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine.

July 21, 2017 |

The Defense Department is asking Congress to reprogram $36.1 million to pay for a new "pathfinder" approach to upgrade the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System, after the service announced last week it would cancel the troubled AOC 10.2 development contract with Northrop Grumman.

July 18, 2017 |

The Defense Department’s experimental wing in Silicon Valley is running out of money for a program developing satellites to monitor high-priority regions, and officials are drafting a reprogramming request to address the shortfall, according to a top general.

July 18, 2017 |

Army Space and Missile Defense Command will play a critical role in the multi-domain task forces envisioned by service leadership, according to its commander.

July 14, 2017 |

Although the Air Force's space training infrastructure lags far behind the air domain, the former commander of the 50th Space Wing expects the service will take significant steps in the next few years to help its space operators better prepare to operate in space as a warfighting domain.

July 07, 2017 |

Air Force Space Command is inviting industry to discuss its Space Warfighting Construct and concept of operations at a two-day meeting in August, as the service is making several changes to how it organizes and oversees the domain.

July 06, 2017 |

The Pentagon has commissioned an influential advisory panel to examine options for adopting new policies to enhance the resiliency of the national security space enterprise.

June 30, 2017 |

The United Launch Alliance this week won its first launch services contract under Phase 1A of the Air Force's new competitive launch strategy and will fly the third Space Test Program satellite in June 2019.

June 29, 2017 |

Lockheed Martin Ventures said Thursday it is investing in Terran Orbital, which specializes in nanosatellite design, development, manufacturing, testing and launch.

June 29, 2017 |

The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed cutting $4.3 billion from major Defense Department weapons programs and capping procurement spending on future aircraft carriers at $12 billion to "promote accountability" in military acquisition.

June 29, 2017 |

The Senate Armed Services Committee's mark of fiscal year 2018 defense policy legislation seeks to address the Defense Department's space organizational problems by elevating the authorities of the chief information officer to provide oversight of all space and cyber programs.

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