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Space Alert

January 25, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command is in the early stages of creating a space data strategy and has appointed a new mobilization assistant to oversee its development.

January 23, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord has opted not to immediately grant a request from the Air Force to assume milestone decision authority for the troubled Next-Generation GPS Operational Control Segment program, but will reevaluate the possibility later this year.

January 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon plans to establish a new Space Development Agency under the authority of Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin by the end of March, according to a new memo from acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan.

January 19, 2019 | Daily News

​The Air Force's National Air and Space Intelligence Center is warning cyber vulnerabilities in supporting infrastructure could thwart advancements in satellite and space technologies, an assessment that comes as the Trump administration is pushing expanded military operations in space.

January 17, 2019 | Daily News

Congressional Democrats are pushing back on elements of the recently unveiled Missile Defense Review, calling into question the cost and feasibility of potentially deploying a space-based interceptor layer.

January 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has narrowed a pool of potential competitors in its responsive launch challenge from 55 to 18 and plans to announce those companies by the end of February.

January 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has "restructured" a key upgrade effort for the Joint Space Operations Center Mission System, but is providing little detail on how the program has been reshaped.

January 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force appears to be moving forward with a drawn-out effort to develop airborne satellite communication terminals as part of its Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminals program, releasing a justification document late last month that details its plan to sole-source the effort to Raytheon.

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.

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