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February 27, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

An Air Force Global Positioning System satellite was thrust into orbit without a hitch on Feb. 20 aboard a Delta IV rocket booster provided by the United Launch Alliance.

February 21, 2014 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force later this year will launch the first two satellites of a new space-based surveillance program aimed at complementing the service's ground-based sensors by providing coverage in geosynchronous orbit.

February 21, 2014 | Daily News

An Air Force Global Positioning System satellite was thrust into orbit without a hitch last night aboard a Delta IV rocket booster provided by the United Launch Alliance.

February 20, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

Following a nearly 18-month investigation slated to end in April, the Air Force and the United Launch Alliance believe they have proved that thrust issues experienced during an October 2012 Delta IV rocket launch are not systemic, officials said last week.

February 14, 2014 | Daily News

Following a nearly 18-month investigation slated to end in April, the Air Force and the United Launch Alliance believe thrust issues that occurred during an October 2012 Delta IV rocket launch are not systemic, officials said today.

February 13, 2014 | Daily News

The field of potential near-term competitors poised to challenge Lockheed Martin and Boeing's national security space launch monopoly has thinned to a single challenger, with only SpaceX on course to be certified by the Air Force to compete for government payload launch contracts beginning in FY-15.

February 07, 2014 | Inside the Navy

A recent demonstration funded by Lockheed Martin proved the Mobile User Objective System satellite signals exceed the Navy's requirement and reach as far as the Arctic, and allied nations are now interested in the capability.

February 07, 2014 | Daily News

Ongoing delays with the navigation payload for the Air Force's next-generation Global Positioning System satellite will delay the delivery of the satellite and could push the launch date past the current 2015 target.

February 06, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is considering increasing the pool of mid-size launch providers eligible to compete under its Orbital/Suborbital Program-3 contract and could solicit bids as soon as the middle of this year.

February 04, 2014 | Daily News

Federal agencies involved in export control reform are prioritizing the release of new rules governing the export of satellites, spacecraft and military electronics, according to multiple government officials.

January 30, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

As the Air Force works to boost its space situational awareness capabilities, the Air Force Research Lab's Directed Energy Directorate is playing an important role in developing tools to help observe, collect and process data about objects in space.

January 30, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

China's pursuit of a "diverse and complex" counterspace program threatens to significantly reduce the effectiveness of the entire American military apparatus in the event of war, a joint hearing of two House Armed Services subcommittees was told on Jan. 27.

January 23, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is set to enter Phase One of its XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane program with the awarding of contracts due in the next few months.

January 23, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is considering transferring command-and-control operations of its aging weather satellite constellation to NASA or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ground systems in an effort to save money while maintaining the capability through the end of its service life.

January 23, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

Boeing recently demonstrated an anti-jamming capability that can be transmitted through existing satellite constellations -- part of an ongoing Air Force effort to map out its future protected military satellite communication needs.

January 23, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

A modification to the process for charging the Air Force's Global Positioning System IIR and IIR-M satellite batteries could extend the life of the constellation by 27 years, according to officials at the Space and Missile Systems Center.

January 16, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The pending transition of an Air Force division tasked with acquiring space command-and-control goods and services from one major command to another has led the service to completely re-examine its acquisition strategy for a potentially multibillion-dollar sustainment construct for missile warning sensors and radars.

January 16, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

An omnibus spending bill unveiled early this week by House and Senate appropriators includes a $520 million cut to Air Force satellite and launch-vehicle procurement, with the most significant portion of that reduction, $365 million, coming from Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle purchasing.

January 16, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

An experimental, space-based infrared sensor the Air Force turned off in November continues to provide the service with important data that officials say will carry forward into ongoing sensor development work and will have near-term applications for high-profile programs like the Space-Based Infrared System.

January 09, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

SpaceX this week completed what could be the final of three launches required for the company to qualify to compete its Falcon 9 v1.1 spacecraft for future Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class missions.

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