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Space Alert

September 18, 2017 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman said early Monday it will acquire Orbital ATK in a $9.2 billion deal meant to bolster Northrop's capabilities in space and missile defense.

September 07, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Intelligence Agency has established an integrated office charged with evaluating both the threats to the U.S. military's space capabilities and the vulnerabilities of potential adversaries in the space domain.

September 01, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force has strongly opposed a new proposal to establish a separate Space Corps, alleging it would be too expensive and disruptive -- but some analysts and former Defense Department officials are puzzled by the service’s response to an organizational change they say could help manage the space domain.

August 31, 2017 | Daily News

An Air Force lab focused on partnering with industry and academia to better exploit remote sensing data plans to demonstrate an experiment that could allow the service to use information from the Space-Based Infrared System to supplement weather satellite capability.

August 31, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force will continue mulling the possibility of merging the 24th and 25th Air Forces into a joint group for cyber, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare operations at a senior leadership's Corona meeting Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, a service spokesman told Inside the Air Force this week.

August 25, 2017 | Daily News

Language in the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act restricting the use of funds for the Weather System Follow-on program will delay a contract award by at least one quarter, the Air Force confirmed this week.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is on track to launch Friday its fifth Operationally Responsive Space mission -- a Space-Based Space Surveillance System gapfiller satellite that service officials say will demonstrate a number of technology and rapid acquisition practices that can be incorporated into other space programs.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

KANGERLUSSAUQ, GREENLAND -- Early next month, senior Air Force leaders are heading to Thule Air Force base, the U.S. military's northernmost post in the world and one of the service's most unique locations, as part of a tour of the High North expected to inform thinking on an Arctic strategy.

August 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy postponed declaring full operational capability for the Mobile User Objective System, causing a schedule breach in the program's baseline, according to a Selected Acquisition Report obtained by Inside the Navy.

August 17, 2017 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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.