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Mitchell is now considered the father of the U.S. Air Force, but the Air Force has forgotten the lessons of his experience when it comes to the new combat domain of space This op-ed originally appeared in the Oct. 8, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Since President Trump announced he would form the U.S. Space
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Pentagon official responsible for space policy says he expects an “exciting and interesting discussion” in Congress next year when the House and Senate take up the administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force. In a speech at the American Astronautical Society’s Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium here Oct. 25, Stephen Kitay,
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Mars is a sizable planet about nine times the mass of our moon. The latest scientific research suggests Mars, despite looking like a giant desert, may harbour enough subsurface water and warmth to support microbial life today. But against the deep, dark backdrop of space, the rusty-red world looks as humble and insignificant as Earth. NASA underscored this stark reality with
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has resumed normal operations after controllers fixed a faulty gyroscope on the spacecraft, the agency announced Oct. 27. In a statement, NASA said that Hubble resumed normal science operations at 9 p.m. Eastern Oct. 26, and completed its first science observations, of a distant galaxy using the spacecraft’s Wide
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Deputy Defense Secretary Shanahan: “The Space Development Agency gets after how we, as a government, develop and field capability more quickly.” WASHINGTON — Much of the criticism aimed at the Trump administration’s Space Force plan is that it creates an expensive new bureaucracy that the Pentagon does not need. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Commerce Department plans to soon release a new rule designed to streamline licensing of commercial remote sensing systems with what one official called a “fundamentally different” approach for licensing. During a presentation at the National Space Council meeting in Washington Oct. 23, Karen Dunn Kelley, the acting deputy secretary of commerce,
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The SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation honor excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programs and organizations. Help us pick the winners in each of the following categories: Company of the Year Government Agency of the Year Corporate Leader of the Year Government Leader of the Year Unsung Hero of the Year Startup of the Year Turnaround of the
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Scientists have previously suspected supermassive black holes can merge together, and have seen signs of these cosmic collisions on a smaller scale. Now new research backs up the hypothesis – and shows evidence that it could be happening all across the Universe. Astronomers studying detailed radio maps of jet sources – powerful beams of ionised
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WASHINGTON — Fleet operator Viasat of Carlsbad, California, plans to launch a large telecom satellite on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket between 2020 and 2022. SpaceX will launch one of Viasat’s three ViaSat-3 satellites, each designed to cover a third of the planet with Ka-band spot beams for broadband connectivity. The contract announced Oct. 25
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