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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.

September 29, 2017 | Daily News

The commander of the 21st Space Wing said recently he's encouraged by the work the National Space Defense Center is doing to help set doctrine and improve space warfighting concepts and expects that as the center shifts its focus to operations, it will continue to provide opportunities for experimentation.

September 29, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department is asking Congress to approve a $50 million transfer to a program that would develop a commercially based, micro-synthetic aperture radar satellite prototype aimed at using "deep learning analytics" to improve the speed and exploitation of raw satellite imagery, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

September 29, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is still working to determine whether and how to integrate commercial operators to perform some of its Wideband Global Satellite Communications mission, according to the commander of the 50th space wing.

September 25, 2017 | Daily News

A prominent Washington defense budget expert says the Air Force is most likely to extend the service life of the Minuteman III fleet to bridge a gap in nuclear missile levels if the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program is delayed.

September 21, 2017 | Daily News

Early construction and shipping delays have pushed initial operational capability for the Air Force's new Space Fence radar from September 2018 to April 2019.

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.