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Space Alert

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.

June 30, 2017 | Daily News

The United Launch Alliance this week won its first launch services contract under Phase 1A of the Air Force's new competitive launch strategy and will fly the third Space Test Program satellite in June 2019.

June 29, 2017 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin Ventures said Thursday it is investing in Terran Orbital, which specializes in nanosatellite design, development, manufacturing, testing and launch.

June 29, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed cutting $4.3 billion from major Defense Department weapons programs and capping procurement spending on future aircraft carriers at $12 billion to "promote accountability" in military acquisition.

June 29, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee's mark of fiscal year 2018 defense policy legislation seeks to address the Defense Department's space organizational problems by elevating the authorities of the chief information officer to provide oversight of all space and cyber programs.

June 26, 2017 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is again seeking to restrict the Air Force from funding the development of a new launch vehicle -- a key part of the service's strategy for assured space access.

June 25, 2017 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

June 22, 2017 | Daily News

A House panel has proposed legislation that would require the Air Force and Missile Defense Agency to map out a plan to develop and demonstrate an operational prototype of a space-based sensor layer to provide precision tracking data of enemy ballistic missiles "at the earliest practicable opportunity."

June 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force chief of staff and secretary told reporters Wednesday that while they appreciate the passion behind House lawmakers' proposal to create a separate Space Corps under the service's leadership, the move would complicate and add bureaucracy to a system they are trying to reform.

June 20, 2017 | Daily News

The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee is proposing a significant reorganization of the military space mission in its mark of the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill, directing the creation of a new U.S. Space Corps as well as a U.S. Space Command by January 2019.

June 15, 2017 | Daily News

After its inaugural "Space Flag" in April, the Air Force is planning to conduct a second virtual training exercise in August or September -- part of a continuous effort to prepare airmen to operate in space as a warfighting domain.

June 13, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 09, 2017 | Daily News

Aerojet Rocketdyne executives this week downplayed the importance of the company's AR1 rocket engine being selected by the United Launch Alliance, arguing it's not a "make or break" program.

June 02, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force's $10.7 billion unfunded priorities list for fiscal year 2018 would pay for 14 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft -- enough to bring the Air Force to its desired 60-jet-per-year procurement rate sooner than expected.

May 26, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2018 budget request includes $71 million -- and nearly $1.7 billion over the future years defense program -- to begin developing a follow-on capability to the Space-Based Infrared System, though officials confirmed they are still finalizing an acquisition strategy for the effort.

May 19, 2017 | Daily News

The Space and Missile Systems Center said this week it is "actively working" with Aerojet Rocketdyne on a way forward for the Air Force's investment in the company's AR1 rocket engine development effort.

May 18, 2017 | Daily News

Air Force leadership told Senate lawmakers this week that while there may be merits to creating a separate "space corps," such a drastic organizational shift could disrupt current efforts to better position the Defense Department to respond to conflicts in and from space.

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