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Space programs today are spread out across multiple military services and agencies, which makes it hard for the Defense Department to develop a unified strategy for investments needed to counter adversaries in space, Ellen Lord said at the 2018 Reagan National Defense Forum. SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — In her first extensive comments about the Trump
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The Space Force under this proposed organization would not include the National Reconnaissance Office or any other element of the intelligence community. LOS ANGELES – During a White House meeting on Thursday, Pentagon and administration officials discussed the possibility of establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force. A
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WASHINGTON — Planet, Spire, BlackSky Global, Kepler Communications and several other startups made progress deploying constellations of communications and remote-sensing satellites last night thanks to the launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. A total of 30 small satellites flew as secondary payloads with the Indian Space Research Organisation’s HysIS hyperspectral imaging satellite when
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This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. The clock is ticking for Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and a team of senior Pentagon officials to complete a legislative proposal that fulfills
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HOUSTON — The days of the dial-a-rocket may be numbered. Launch companies that once offered many variants of an individual vehicle to match the specific needs of payloads are now moving to a smaller number of standardized designs, trading off optimization for cost savings. United Launch Alliance had offered dozens of different potential combinations of
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HOUSTON — The next two years will be a key period for the small launch vehicle industry as several companies prepare for first flights of their vehicles and try to find their niche in a market of uncertain size. During a panel discussion at the SpaceCom Expo here Nov. 27, representatives of three small launch
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This op-ed originally appeared in the Nov. 12, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. It is difficult to read a story about national security space these days without hearing dire warnings about the ominous threats facing the United States in space and bold proclamations about purported solutions to address them. Unfortunately, while there are indeed real
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