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April 10, 2019 | Daily News

Gen. John Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command and the presumptive next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has singled out the fledgling Space Sensor Layer project as a modernization priority in a letter to lawmakers, a move that comes as fissures are showing among Pentagon leaders about the best approach to developing a new low-earth orbit constellation.

April 10, 2019 | Daily News

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- The head of the new Space Development Agency said this week he plans to spend the next five months refining the architecture for a new proliferated low-earth orbit constellation and will issue initial requests for information to industry as soon as this summer.

April 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force team tasked with supporting the stand-up of a Space Force has crafted an initial work plan that lays out a five-year roadmap to transition to a new military space service.

April 08, 2019 | Daily News

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- As some in Congress put pressure on the Air Force to slow down its acquisition plan for the second phase of a major launch vehicle development and procurement competition, executives from Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance said today they support the service's plan to release a request for proposals this month and award future launches to two competitors next spring.

April 04, 2019 | Daily News

As Pentagon leaders move forward with plans to stand up a new Space Development Agency, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson continues to air her concerns with the new organization, telling lawmakers this week she worries the agency will be too detached from the warfighter and could impede ongoing work to develop a proliferated low earth orbit satellite constellation.

April 03, 2019 | Daily News

One of the leading congressional proponents of the movement to create a new Space Force told Pentagon leadership today there are major issues with DOD's legislative proposal.

March 29, 2019 | Daily News

The head of the House Armed Services Committee is raising concerns about the Air Force's launch services acquisition strategy, telling Secretary Heather Wilson in a March 28 letter the service appears to be moving forward with a request for proposals "in a way that risks undermining the Air Force's goal of maximizing and sustaining fair and open competition."

March 28, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is considering whether both providers of solid-rocket motors should be involved in the development of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, a senior Air Force official told a House subcommittee today.

March 28, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is on track to release a request for proposals for the second phase of its launch services procurement effort in the coming weeks.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

A Florida lawmaker is offering a resolution today that would help the Pentagon clear a legislative hurdle to establishing U.S. Space Command and told Inside Defense he expects the language to be approved quickly.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

One of Congress' leading proponents of a new military service for space said today he's optimistic about the odds of the Pentagon's Space Force proposal being approved by lawmakers this year.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

A defense industry group involved in tracking and sharing cyber threats has set up an office to provide analysts for the fledgling Air and Space Information Sharing and Analysis Organization located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2020 budget states it will need $11.7 billion over the next five years for the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program -- a significant increase from last year’s projection that appears to reflect a refined cost estimate for the key space-based missile warning program.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking $15 million in fiscal year 2020 to begin work on a space-based interceptor that could destroy an enemy ballistic missile during the boost phase of flight.

March 18, 2019 | Daily News

A defense industry group involved in tracking and sharing cyber threats has set up an office to provide analysts for the fledgling Air and Space Information Sharing and Analysis Organization located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

A Florida lawmaker is offering a resolution today that would help the Pentagon clear a legislative hurdle to establishing U.S. Space Command and told Inside Defense he expects the language to be approved quickly.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin told reporters today the first priority of the Pentagon's new Space Development Agency is to create a space sensor and communications transport layer in low-Earth orbit.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon will name Fred Kennedy the director of the Space Development Agency, according to a March 12 memo from acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin told reporters today the first priority of the Pentagon's new Space Development Agency is to create a space sensor and communications transport layer in low-Earth orbit.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon will name Fred Kennedy the director of the Space Development Agency, according to a March 12 memo from acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

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