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Missile Defense Agency selects four companies to develop space sensors

Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Leidos and L3Harris will develop competing designs for the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor program. WASHINGTON — The Missile Defense...

Former SDA boss Fred Kennedy answers the questions we’ve waited months...

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — It came as a shock when Fred Kennedy resigned as director of the Space Development Agency less than five months...

Senate defense appropriators support DoD space request, propose ‘tactical responsive launch’...

The SAC-D fully funded the $1.2 billion request for the National Security Space Launch program. It also included language to prevent changes to the...

White House pushes back on Senate language on Space Force, missile...

The White House and the Pentagon are unhappy with the Senate language because it doesn’t give DoD full legal authority to establish a space...

Griffin: Budget, political support top concerns for Space Development Agency

Griffin: "Some elements of Congress are very supportive. Others are skeptical." HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Space Development Agency has an ambitious agenda, including the design...

Griffin confident new space agency will win over skeptics

The SDA does not yet have the authorities and funding in place to award contracts, but companies are still being asked to submit ideas...

Space policy provisions but no Space Force language in HASC subcommittee...

Strategic Forces subcommittee Chairman Jim Cooper is a Space Force advocate but HASC Chairman Adam Smith publicly has been ambivalent about it. SAN ANTONIO —...

SASC bill directs DoD to make use of commercial spaceports for...

The small launch amendments sponsored by Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) made it into the SASC markup that the committee voted in a closed session...

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,...

Hyten: Hypersonic missile defense satellites a job for the Space Development...

Hyten said it makes sense to design a prototype constellation and demonstrate it works before DoD invests billions of dollars in a major acquisition....

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...

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...

Pentagon to propose a lean Space Force

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,...

Pentagon space budget is on an upward trend. How long can...

This article originally appeared in the Jan. 21, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. When it comes to military space issues, the Pentagon and Congress have...

Next steps for the Pentagon’s new space sensors for missile defense

The Missile Defense Agency is evaluating nine proposals for space sensor architectures. With $73 million that Congress already appropriated, the agency will select three...

Trump unveils Missile Defense Review, promises funding for space sensors in...

The single most significant action in the Missile Defense Review is the endorsement of a program to build a new network of early warning...

New Pentagon chief Shanahan urges focus on China and ‘great power...

In his first national security meeting as acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan said DoD should stay focused on the national defense strategy and the...

Pentagon analyzing possible missions for a new Space Development Agency

DoD spokesman: “The intent is to ensure DoD leverages commercial space technology and accelerates the development and delivery of new capabilities." WASHINGTON — Military space...

Space Enterprise Consortium sees fast growth

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 8, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. When the Missile Defense Agency needed design concepts for a space-based sensor...

Is Space Sensor Layer the Pentagon’s next major space program?

WASHINGTON — Defense officials have been sounding alarms about what they describe as a glaring national security vulnerability — a new class of ultrafast...

China reports fall in coronavirus cases, says economy resilient, but infections...

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a decrease in the number of new deaths and new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while its central...
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