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January 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has rebranded the Missile Defense Tracking System -- a space-based sensor network envisioned to track enemy long-range ballistic and hypersonic missiles from launch to impact -- the Space Sensor Layer program and plans to brief industry this month on a second round of technology prototyping for the desired orbital capability.

December 27, 2018 | Daily News

The "speed of change" in the Navy's space domain is a top concern as it works to stay abreast of technological advancements, according to the space lead in the service's information dominance office (N2/N6).

December 20, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department is working on an amendment to its acquisition rules that would place more restrictions on procurement of some foreign commercial satellite services and would prohibit the purchase of items from some Chinese military companies.

December 20, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon has classified a congressionally required Center for Naval Analyses report recommending a roadmap for standing up an independent Space Force. 

December 20, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon appears to have classified a congressionally required Center for Naval Analyses report recommending a roadmap for standing up an independent Space Force, according to multiple sources.

December 20, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force confirmed this week Lockheed Martin is expected to be several months behind on delivering a key upgrade to the legacy GPS Operational Control Segment -- a modification that was designed to mitigate the impact of delays to the Next-Generation Operational Control Segment. (UPDATED)

December 19, 2018 | Daily News

SpaceX's upcoming GPS III satellite could set the stage for future Air Force reusable launch missions, according to launch officials.

December 17, 2018 | Daily News

Amid media reports the White House may announce the establishment of U.S. Space Command Tuesday, multiple sources tell Inside Defense the Pentagon is still working through key details of those plans, including where to locate the new combatant command.

December 15, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force said today Lockheed Martin is several months behind on delivering a key upgrade to the legacy GPS Operational Control Segment -- a modification that was designed to mitigate the impact of delays to the Next-Generation Operational Control Segment.

December 13, 2018 | Daily News

MOORESTOWN, NJ -- Lockheed Martin is exploring opportunities to leverage software developed for the Air Force's Space Fence radar into its work on the Long-Range Discrimination Radar the company is building for the Missile Defense Agency.

December 13, 2018 | Daily News

The official in charge of crafting Air Force weather and space environmental doctrine said this week one of the biggest challenges the service has faced as it works to modernize space weather ground stations is protecting and verifying data.

December 06, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's space acquisition hub achieved initial operational capability in November for a major reorganization, a development that comes as the Pentagon considers major management shifts that could change the way the Defense Department buys and operates space capability.

November 29, 2018 | Daily News

As the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awards early contracts for a satellite architecture demonstration program that could change the way the Defense Department approaches resiliency in space, the agency is working closely with the Air Force and other Pentagon stakeholders to make sure a plan is in place to transition to a formal program once the concept is proven.

November 29, 2018 | Daily News

As the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awards early contracts for a satellite architecture demonstration program that could change the way the Defense Department approaches resiliency in space, the agency is working closely with the Air Force and other Pentagon stakeholders to make sure a plan is in place to transition to a formal program once the concept is proven.

November 20, 2018 | Daily News

A top defense budget analyst expects the added cost to create a Space Force or Space Corps could range from $1.5 billion to $2.7 billion over five years, depending on the scope of the new organization.

November 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon recertified the funding baseline for its GPS ground segment modernization effort this summer, estimating the program will cost $8.4 billion.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command plans to work with gaming companies to improve the threat capabilities in its simulators, which officials say is one of the command's biggest training infrastructure gaps.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command's most recent Schriever Wargame reinforced the need to better integrate coalition partners into space operations.

November 01, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center plans to incorporate agile software development into its new Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control system, and is awaiting Pentagon approval for its acquisition strategy.

November 01, 2018 | Daily News

As the Defense Department works to develop a concept of operations for space-enabled mobility missions, U.S. Transportation Command is reaching out to industry and academia to better understand the implications and opportunities that could come from rapid, responsive launch capabilities, according to a recent notice.

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