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August 28, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The next several months of setting schedules, allocating resources and preparing designs for review are crucial to building the foundation for the Air Force's next-generation Space Fence program and assuring that the effort has a strong start, the service's Space Fence program manager told Inside the Air Force this week.

August 28, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is looking for potential industry sources to upgrade its Wideband Global Satellite Communication ground terminals to improve their anti-jamming capability.

August 28, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

Lockheed Martin announced this week a partnership with an Australia-based company to build a ground-based, electro-optical space situational awareness system in Western Australia that Lockheed says could complement the capabilities the company is on contract to provide the Air Force through the next-generation Space Fence.

August 28, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is using funds provided by Congress in fiscal year 2013 to accelerate the delivery of enhancements to its Space-Based Infrared System ground architecture by two years -- an upgrade that will allow the service to better exploit the data being collected by the constellation.

August 22, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The third Mobile User Objective System satellite is on track for a January launch despite a delay due to a hardware deficiency discovered during thermal vacuum testing, according to a Lockheed Martin executive.

August 21, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

Raytheon, the prime contractor for the Air Force's next-generation Global Positioning System ground control segment anticipates delivering the first of three software blocks in November of 2015, almost a year later than originally planned, under new schedule thresholds the company and the service established this summer.

August 14, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force has awarded task orders for what will likely be the first hosted payload to be launched under the service's Hosted Payload Solutions contract, a service spokesman told Inside the Air Force this week.

August 14, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

A top State Department official said this week that he has high confidence that a July 23 test conducted by the Chinese military was, in fact, a test of a missile designed to destroy satellites in low Earth orbit.

August 14, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is investigating the implications of a potential production ramp-up of the Delta IV launch vehicle, and early results indicate that the engine's producer, the United Launch Alliance, is capable of supporting an increase.

August 14, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Space and Missile Systems Center said this week that its decision to split a sensor sustainment contract into two separate efforts -- reversing a strategy aimed at consolidating that work -- was driven by a determination that the two distinct mission areas represented by the contract would be better served separately than together.

August 07, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

With several ongoing program and mission-area analyses in process and not enough near-term funding to dedicate to sweeping architecture changes, the space sector may fall victim to the spending bow wave that Pentagon leaders warn will hit the department in the 2020s if sequestration and other budget cuts continue to push new investments to the right.

July 31, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

In response to congressional concerns that the Air Force may not be pursuing technology upgrades to later-model Space Based Infrared System satellites as aggressively as it should be, the service reported recently that significant near-term changes to the program of record could delay the delivery of later satellites by at least two years and cost an additional $400 million to $900 million to implement.

July 31, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

After being delayed three times due to ground system problems and bad weather, the Air Force this week launched three space situational awareness satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

July 24, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

After winning a $914.7 million contract to build the Air Force's next-generation space object tracking system, Lockheed Martin has hit the ground running in order to keep the pace with an aggressive development schedule.

July 24, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force on July 24 was on track to launch two previously classified geosynchronous space situational awareness satellites designed to serve as on-orbit watchmen and as deterrents to nations that may be considering launching counterspace satellites.

July 23, 2014 | Daily News

The Air Force on July 23 successfully launched two previously classified geosynchronous space situational awareness satellites designed to serve as on-orbit watchmen and as deterrents to nations that may be considering launching counterspace satellites.

July 22, 2014 | Daily News

The Air Force is considering whether it should increase production of its Delta IV launch vehicle in light of rising tensions with Russia that could pose a threat to space access.

July 18, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force this week released a request for proposals for a competitive Evolved Expendable Launch-vehicle class mission. Whether that launch ends up being truly competitive depends largely on launch provider SpaceX achieving certification in time to be eligible for a contract award.

July 18, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force wants permission to reprogram $100 million to support an additional Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class mission that it expects will be open to competition from qualified companies, according to an omnibus reprogramming document submitted to Congress last week.

July 18, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force announced this week that all three of SpaceX's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class qualifying launches will count toward certification of the company's Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

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