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Space Alert

January 18, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is slated to launch its fourth Space-Based Infrared System satellite to geosynchronous orbit tonight, securing the baseline capability for the persistent missile warning constellation.

January 12, 2018 | Daily News

As momentum picks up on efforts to modernize the GPS enterprise, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin are working to mitigate demand for a key testing resource.

January 05, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's National Space Defense Center will transition to 24/7 operations this month, U.S. Strategic Command confirmed recently.

January 04, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Orbital ATK that puts the company on a path to compete with SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance to fly national security space missions.

December 22, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force's new mechanism to prototype space capabilities may be more popular than anticipated, prompting the service to consider what to do if the program hits its $100 million project ceiling before the end of its initial five-year term.

December 21, 2017 | Daily News

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan told reporters this week that the likely new Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin is a possible candidate to take over the duties of the principal Defense Department space adviser role after Congress terminated the position and stripped those responsibilities from the Air Force secretary in the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

December 20, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force has completed an initial Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control experiment aimed at demonstrating a universal command-and-control interface and open mission systems architecture for the space domain.

December 19, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy plans to increase man-portable and vehicle-based platform terminals beginning in 2018 and 2019 for its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

December 15, 2017 | Daily News

U.S. Strategic Command Chief Gen. John Hyten wants the Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center to transition to a coalition operations hub by the end of 2018.

December 15, 2017 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office is recommending the Defense Department designate an organization to manage, collect and distribute test data for the Military GPS User Equipment program, which the watchdog agency says faces significant risk of cost increases and schedule delays.

December 12, 2017 | Daily News

The troubled next-generation GPS ground segment development program is at high risk for delivering future capability on time and on budget, the Government Accountability Office reports, noting its continued problems could impact other GPS modernization efforts.

December 05, 2017 | Daily News

With approximately 70 percent of the Army's combat platforms reliant upon space-based capabilities and adversaries honing their disruptive capabilities, the service is working to enhance its defenses and pursue alternatives.

December 02, 2017 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- U.S. Strategic Command Chief Gen. John Hyten said today he wants the Air Force to deliver a next-generation missile warning satellite faster than the fiscal year 2029 time frame proposed in a recent request for information.

December 02, 2017 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA – Arguing the creation of a Space Corps is “inevitable,” House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) said today he will continue to promote plans to establish a separate military organization for space.

November 30, 2017 | Daily News

LOS ANGELES -- As the Air Force works to make its space systems more resilient in an increasingly contested and congested space environment, the Aerospace Corp. is working with the service and industry to better understand the implications and nuances of resiliency at the strategic, mission and system levels.

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."