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SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

SpaceX Rocket

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded just minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, marking a major setback for the fast-charging company headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk. The accident was the third in less than a year involving […]


Pentagon plans Space-War Center to defend against adversaries

Pentagon plans Space-War Center to defend against adversaries

In its latest saber-rattling move, The Pentagon is ramping up efforts to build an space war headquarters, in order to protect US satellites from hypothetical attacks by Russia and China. The operations center – which will collect information from US […]


NASA, Partners Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NASA's Predator B UAS, called Ikhana.

NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in United States airspace. Through the agency’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System (UAS-NAS) […]


Russia Warns Against Arms Race in Space

Russia Warns Against Arms Race in Space

Russia warns against the danger of the arms race spilling out into space and hails the BRICS countries’ effort to prevent this from happening, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday. “Russia is resolutely against weapons in space,” […]


SpaceX Certified for US National Security Space Missions

SpaceX Certified for US National Security Space Missions

LOS ANGELES AFB: Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 Launch System […]


US Air Force focuses on assured access to space

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Deep Space Climate Observatory for DSCOVR, a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Air Force. DSCOVR is intended to replace NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer, the only satellite providing real-time solar wind observations. Photo courtesy of SpaceX, used by permission

Ending America’s reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine was the primary topic of conversation during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, April 29. Changes to the space industry over the last 10 years […]


Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

United States satellites could be vulnerable to attacks, according to the deputy secretary of the Defense Department, who urged the government and private sector to work together to protect the key space assets. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, speaking […]


DoD Works to Build Competition Into Space Launches

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Deep Space Climate Observatory for DSCOVR, a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Air Force. DSCOVR is intended to replace NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer, the only satellite providing real-time solar wind observations. Photo courtesy of SpaceX, used by permission

Space capability is critical to national security, and the Defense Department is working to make its launch program more competitive and end its longtime use of a Russian rocket engine on the Atlas launch system, the assistant secretary of defense […]


Proton Successfully Launches the Express AM-7 Satellite for the Russia

Proton Successfully Launches the Express AM-7 Satellite for the Russia

Lifting off from Baikonur at 01:05 am Moscow Time on Thursday, March 19, the Proton-M integrated launch vehicle (ILV) successfully orbited the Airbus DS–built Express AM-7 telecommunications satellite for Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), under the Russian Federal Program, “Development […]


Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Airbus Defence and Space announced during Satellite 2015 the forthcoming move of its Skynet 5A satellite. The move of Skynet 5A will enable delivery of protected and secure satcom services in the new coverage footprint from mid-2015. Airbus Defence and […]


 
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