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December 26, 2012 | Daily News

Air Force officials conducting a study on the viability of merging commercial and military terminals for the Wideband Global Satellite Communications constellation hope to have those terminals installed aboard aircraft within five years of the study's conclusion, depending on the results of the analysis.

December 26, 2012 | Daily News

As Air Force officials review data from the recent Orbital Test Vehicle launch to inform an ongoing accident investigation board, NASA -- which is contributing to that analysis -- plans to move ahead with a scheduled January launch without making significant changes to its rocket booster as a result of that AIB.

December 24, 2012 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency last week issued new information about its search for industry expertise on the development of additional satellites for its space-based missile tracking system and how industry competitors and a five-laboratory team will work together to develop them.

December 19, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

A new Commerce Department study on the space industrial base is likely to help the Pentagon make strategic purchasing decisions and achieve cost savings, according to officials conducting the review.

December 13, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

U.S. Transportation Command is seeking industry input for market research on vessel-tracking satellite services.

December 12, 2012 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley has directed a new study of potential uses for nano- and micro-satellites as the service contemplates transferring missions now consolidated among a handful of large satellites to a larger constellation of smaller spacecraft.

December 11, 2012 | Daily News

The Air Force's third Orbital Test Vehicle was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, marking a return to Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle operations after a two-month delay.

November 08, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has launched a review to determine how to better take advantage of commercial satellite communications services.

November 07, 2012 | Daily News

An investigation into a problematic GPS satellite launch in October is far from complete, which may delay a number of planned launches, according to the head of Air Force Space Command.

November 02, 2012 | Daily News

The Air Force's upcoming launch of the third X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle has been postponed another two weeks, to Nov. 27, to give the service and its launch provider extra time to investigate a flawed launch in early October.

November 01, 2012 | Daily News

As Lockheed Martin begins production on the fifth and sixth geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites in the Space Based Infrared System constellation, the company and the Air Force are learning from past experience and are positioned for a cheaper, more efficient production process, according to a company official.

October 25, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The entrance of private firms into the space launch market has changed the calculus for developing new launch technologies, particularly the Reusable Booster System, according to a study released this week by the National Academy of Sciences.

October 09, 2012 | Daily News

The United Launch Alliance detected an unanticipated "data signature" on one of the engines that powered the launch of the Air Force's newest Global Positioning System satellite last week, an issue that caused the rocket's upper-stage engine to provide lower thrust than expected.

October 03, 2012 | Daily News

The Pentagon has launched 14 efforts to rapidly transition mature technologies into pilot projects that could find permanent homes in the military's arsenal, with each one aimed at resolving an immediate need identified by combatant commanders.

September 20, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The Defense Department is still evaluating recommendations from a missile defense study that called for avoiding investment in space-based interceptors and canceling the Precision Tracking and Surveillance System, according to Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall.

September 05, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

A Defense Department initiative to counter an enemy's ability to interfere with satellite communications has learned valuable lessons from several tests this year, and the Pentagon is working on a plan to build on the effort once the test project concludes at the end of the month.

August 21, 2012 | Daily News

The first and only Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite has achieved initial operational capability, Air Force Space Command officials announced this week.

August 09, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

appropriators approved $110 million for a space program the Air Force has said
it wants to cut, setting the stage for a conference issue with House

August 02, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

In an effort
to control costs, Defense Department space programs ought to look into using
private launch providers such as the California-based SpaceX, according to the
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

August 02, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

Five members
of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence criticized cuts to commercial
satellite imagery programs in the report accompanying the panel's fiscal year
2013 authorization bill.