US military eyes SpaceX Starship for ‘sensitive and potentially dangerous missions’: report

The Starship upper-stage prototype Ship 28 conducts a six-engine static fire test on Dec. 20, 2023. (Image credit: SpaceX) By Brett Tingley, Published by Space.com, 31 January 2024 In this proposed arrangement, the Pentagon would fly Starship as a government-controlled vehicle. The U.S. military is considering commandeering SpaceX's reusable Starship

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Northrop Grumman’s orbital refueling port selected for U.S. military satellites

Illustration of the Geosynchronous Auxiliary Support Tanker, or GAS-T. Credit: Northrop Grumman By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 29 January 2024 The company’s Passive Refueling Module is the first to be officially adopted as an interface standard for military satellites. The Space Force also will support Northrop Grumman’s development

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