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Former Ambassador Barbara Barrett tapped to replace Heather Wilson as Air...

From 2013 until 2017, Barrett served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Aerospace Corporation WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced he will...

Airbus eyes opportunities in future U.S. military LEO constellations

Airbus is ramping up satellite production in Florida and hopes to attract Pentagon buyers. WASHINGTON — The first project of the newly created Space Development...

Former U.S. officials sign open letter in support of DoD’s Space...

The letter says the Space Force will “develop military space culture and ethos." WASHINGTON — A group of 43 former Defense Department, Air Force and...

DoD IG: Air Force Secretary questioned ethics of Shanahan’s 2018 meeting...

Secretary Wilson raised concerns that a December 2018 meeting was improper because SpaceX and Boeing compete for Air Force launch services contracts. WASHINGTON —...

Congressional panel looks at national security implications of China’s space ambitions

Rather than escalate tensions, the United States should do more to protect its space systems and build capabilities as a form of deterrence, experts...

Pentagon makes strong pitch for Space Force as NDAA 2020 markup...

Kitay: DoD wants space to “remain free from conflict. However, we must be prepared to meet and overcome any challenges that arise.” WASHINGTON — In...

Op-ed | Two changes Congress can make to speed space acquisition

This op-ed originally appeared in the April 8, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. We now live in a world of accelerated technological advancement. Moore’s Law...

Space Development Agency a huge win for Griffin in his war...

This article originally appeared in the April 8, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. During a speech to a room packed with Pentagon contractors last August,...

Space Development Agency draws strong objections from California lawmakers

Signed by Rep. Ken Calvert, a Republican, and Rep. Ted Lieu, a Democrat, the April 16 letter questions DoD's decision to shift missions away...

Space Development Agency aims to issue first RFI this summer

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Pentagon’s brand-new Space Development Agency intends to make a formal request for information from megaconstellation ventures and their vendors this...

Air Force’s next ‘Pitch Day’ to focus on space

A company can deliver a winning pitch and 15 minutes later they're on contract. COLORADO SPRINGS — Winners of Defense Department small business innovation research...

Air Force Secretary Wilson fires back at SDA: Satellites in LEO...

Wilson challenged the vision for future military space systems put forth by Space Development Agency Director Fred Kennedy COLORADO SPRINGS — U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather...

Wilson defends Air Force record on space acquisitions: “We’re moving fast”

Although it is criticized for being slow, the Air Force is accelerating the pace of innovation, Secretary Heather Wilson said. COLORADO SPRINGS — Air Force...

With EGS, Air Force aims to run spaceflight software problems to...

COLORADO SPRINGS — U.S. Air Force Space Command is finalizing a plan to revamp ground control systems for military satellite constellations. Current systems suffer...

Exclusive interview with the Space Development Agency’s Fred Kennedy: “How we...

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Space Development Agency is only a month old and its staff has yet to be hired, but the SDA already...

New studies provide fresh insights into the escalating space arms race

A new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies focuses on four specific countries that pose the greatest risk for the United...

Military space gets big boost in Pentagon’s $750 billion budget plan

This article originally appeared in the March 25, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Pentagon officials hailed the Trump administration’s plan to spend $14.1 billion on...

Military space gets big boost in Pentagon’s $750 billion budget plan

This article originally appeared in the March 25, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Pentagon officials hailed the Trump administration’s plan to spend $14.1 billion on...

Chinese private firm OneSpace fails with first orbital launch attempt

HELSINKI — OneSpace of China failed to become the first private launch firm to place a satellite in orbit after loss of its OS-M1...

Modi hails India as military space power after anti-satellite missile test

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India shot down one of its own satellites in low-Earth orbit with a ground-to-space missile on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra...

Modi hails India as military space power after anti-satellite missile test

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India shot down one of its own satellites in low-Earth orbit with a ground-to-space missile on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra...

Boycott Indian launchers? Reactions to India’s anti-satellite weapon test

SAN FRANCISCO – In the wake of the March 27 Indian anti-satellite test, Brian Weeden of the Secure World Foundation suggested companies consider boycotting...