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November 28, 2017 | Daily News

The students at Stanford University were tackling one of the Pentagon's most perplexing problems: How do you constantly monitor important regions of the world for emerging developments, such as preparations for a ballistic missile launch in North Korea?

November 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force this week issued a request for information for its Weather System Follow-On program, seeking companies capable of supporting its space-based environmental monitoring requirements.

November 22, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee's version of fiscal year 2018 spending legislation would cut $50 million from the Air Force's Space-Based Infrared System program, add $100 million to launch vehicle development efforts and direct the service secretary to reexamine current recapitalization plans that call for "near-simultaneous" modernization across the Air Force's space portfolio.

November 17, 2017 | Daily News

The director of the Air Force team developing a strategy for multidomain command and control said today the effort is closely linked with work the service is doing to develop a new Enterprise Space Battle Management Command-and-Control Capability.

November 17, 2017 | Daily News

As part of its slate of space acquisition and management reform initiatives, Congress is calling on the Defense Department to establish a Functional Capability Board for space that would "improve the advocacy for joint space requirements."

November 10, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force and Lockheed Martin are close to completing a review of the A2100 propulsion system, which is used to power three major Air Force satellite constellations.

November 09, 2017 | Daily News

Lawmakers stopped short of directing the creation of a separate Space Corps in their fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill, but do propose changes to the space acquisition process and eliminate several key space leadership slots, including the brand new deputy chief of staff for space superiority role. (UPDATED)

November 09, 2017 | Daily News

Lawmakers are seeking to release the Air Force from restrictive policy barring the service from investing in launch technologies other than the engine, if the service validates that competitors in its Launch Services Agreement program have conducted a successful full-scale test of a domestic rocket engine.

November 08, 2017 | Daily News

Lawmakers stopped short of directing the creation of a separate Space Corps in their fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill, but do propose changes to the space acquisition process and eliminate several key space leadership slots, including the brand new deputy chief of staff for space superiority role. (UPDATED)

November 08, 2017 | Daily News

Lawmakers stopped short of directing the creation of a separate Space Corps in their fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill's conference report, but the bill does propose changes to the space acquisition process and eliminates several key space leadership slots, including the brand new deputy chief of staff for space superiority role.

November 01, 2017 | Daily News

Air Force leaders are eyeing new technology that could leverage the space domain to support tanker and airlift missions.

October 27, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force wants to leverage commercial industry's anticipated development of space internet satellite constellations to experiment with and establish a seamless communication and data-sharing capability.

October 27, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is still refining its Space-Based Infrared System follow-on strategy, and is putting "intense focus" on ensuring the program is structured to meet emerging requirements and resiliency concerns.

October 26, 2017 | Daily News

As the Air Force looks to speed up its acquisition process by expanding its use of certain authorities, the service's space community is working to identify some "exemplar" programs to pilot those concepts.

October 20, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force will experiment with the idea of replicating parts of its air warfare organization across cyber and space, as part of the service's ongoing study of multidomain command and control.

October 20, 2017 | Daily News

Raytheon delivered the next-generation GPS ground control segment's Block 0 launch and checkout system to the Air Force late last month, the service confirmed this week.

October 20, 2017 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command is working to increase the level of intelligence support provided to its space operators by increasing its cadre of intelligence officers, making it easier to access critical information and improving its capacity to process data.

October 13, 2017 | Daily News

After rebaselining the second increment of the Joint Space Operations Mission System modernization program last year, the program is making progress toward a full deployment decision in May 2019.

October 05, 2017 | Daily News

The National Space Council is crafting an integrated space strategic framework it expects to be available for review by President Trump within 45 days.

October 04, 2017 | Daily News

Polaris Alpha, the private-equity owned company that completed its most recent acquisition late last month, is seeking to establish itself as a major player in what the company calls “emerging” warfighting domains, including space, electronic warfare and cyberspace.

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