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August 25, 2017 | Daily News

Language in the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act restricting the use of funds for the Weather System Follow-on program will delay a contract award by at least one quarter, the Air Force confirmed this week.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is on track to launch Friday its fifth Operationally Responsive Space mission -- a Space-Based Space Surveillance System gapfiller satellite that service officials say will demonstrate a number of technology and rapid acquisition practices that can be incorporated into other space programs.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

KANGERLUSSAUQ, GREENLAND -- Early next month, senior Air Force leaders are heading to Thule Air Force base, the U.S. military's northernmost post in the world and one of the service's most unique locations, as part of a tour of the High North expected to inform thinking on an Arctic strategy.

August 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy postponed declaring full operational capability for the Mobile User Objective System, causing a schedule breach in the program's baseline, according to a Selected Acquisition Report obtained by Inside the Navy.

August 17, 2017 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin is making progress on a bridge capability that would allow the legacy GPS ground system to operate new GPS III satellites until the delayed Next-Generation Operational Control Segment is delivered.

August 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force told companies at a recent industry day it plans to begin migrating Space-Based Infrared System satellites onto a modernized ground control and mission data-processing system in fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

August 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is moving forward with a plan to address two critical weather coverage gaps and launch an initial space-based environmental monitoring capability in fiscal year 2024.

August 04, 2017 | Daily News

U.S. Strategic Command wants to take more time to define its requirements for a small synthetic aperture radar capability after an Operationally Responsive Space study found that "feasible and relevant solutions" exist to meet the urgent operational need.

August 04, 2017 | Daily News

As House lawmakers propose significant changes to the way the Defense Department manages the space domain, DOD is conducting a trade space review to consider the merit of current proposals and identify new possible organizational and leadership structures.

August 03, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force confirmed this week it has delayed launch of an Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite due to a problem with a power regulator unit discovered earlier this year.

July 31, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is anticipating an additional schedule slip to the GPS next-generation ground control segment, and has requested a nine-month schedule extension to complete development.

July 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory plans to hold an industry day later this month to discuss a new program to reinvigorate the service's integrated space experimentation capabilities.

July 26, 2017 | Daily News

As lawmakers direct the Pentagon to again pursue a space-based sensor layer for missile defense, a top general says developing such a system should not be expensive despite cost concerns quashing similar efforts in the past.

July 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office are working to develop a new service cost position and revised acquisition program baseline for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program to incorporate a revised strategy and an influx of funds from Congress to replace the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine.

July 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department is asking Congress to reprogram $36.1 million to pay for a new "pathfinder" approach to upgrade the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System, after the service announced last week it would cancel the troubled AOC 10.2 development contract with Northrop Grumman.

July 18, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department’s experimental wing in Silicon Valley is running out of money for a program developing satellites to monitor high-priority regions, and officials are drafting a reprogramming request to address the shortfall, according to a top general.

July 18, 2017 | Daily News

Army Space and Missile Defense Command will play a critical role in the multi-domain task forces envisioned by service leadership, according to its commander.

July 14, 2017 | Daily News

Although the Air Force's space training infrastructure lags far behind the air domain, the former commander of the 50th Space Wing expects the service will take significant steps in the next few years to help its space operators better prepare to operate in space as a warfighting domain.

July 07, 2017 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command is inviting industry to discuss its Space Warfighting Construct and concept of operations at a two-day meeting in August, as the service is making several changes to how it organizes and oversees the domain.

July 06, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon has commissioned an influential advisory panel to examine options for adopting new policies to enhance the resiliency of the national security space enterprise.