U.S. Space Command adopts multipronged approach to prepare for ‘a conflict that has never happened’

By Debra Werner, Published by Space News, 9 April 2024 COLORADO SPRINGS – U.S. Space Command seeks to expand international collaboration by inviting Germany, France and New Zealand to join Operation Olympic Defender. Olympic Defender, a U.S.-led initiative to jointly strengthen defenses and deter hostility, already includes England, Australia and

Read More

Global Space Defense and Security investment set to continue major growth trend over coming decade

A digital illustration of a network of satellites around the Earth. Visual: Andriy Onufriyenko/Moment via Getty Images From Novaspace, 8 April 2024 Launch rates for defense and dual-use satellites are expected to see a significant surge over the next 10 years as countries ramp up spending in response to geopolitical

Read More

Boeing’s satellite business zeroes in on military opportunities

Illustration of the Wideband Global Satcom WGS-12 military satellite. Credit: Boeing By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 29 March 2024 The company is targeting two U.S. Space Force multibillion-dollar satellite communications programs WASHINGTON — Boeing is setting its sights on two upcoming big-ticket satellite procurements from the U.S. Space

Read More

Elon Musk’s Mars colony plan is ‘dangerous illusion’, says Astronomer Royal

Image: Mars Daily stock illustration By Sarah Knapton, Published by The Telegraph, 27 March 2024 Prof Lord Martin Rees suggests it is easier to solve climate change on Earth than escape to another planet Elon Musk is harbouring a “dangerous illusion” that a colony can be established on Mars, the Astronomer Royal

Read More

Umbra imagery from its tandem pair of Synthetic Aperture Radar satellites. The company says operating satellites in a cluster formation offers distinctive phenomenology that could be applied to moving target indication techniques. Credit: Umbra

Private satellite operators make case for helping military track ground targets

Umbra imagery from its tandem pair of Synthetic Aperture Radar satellites. The company says operating satellites in a cluster formation offers distinctive phenomenology that could be applied to moving target indication techniques. Credit: Umbra By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 23 March 2024 As the U.S. military looks to

Read More

A U.S. Space Force technician conducts GPS interference training with a GPS electromagnetic attack system at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. U.S. adversaries will attempt to jam GPS signals during conflicts. Credit: SpaceNews photo illustration/U.S. Space Force photo by Ethan Johnson

Space Force eyes smaller, cheaper GPS satellites to augment constellation

A U.S. Space Force technician conducts GPS interference training with a GPS electromagnetic attack system at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. U.S. adversaries will attempt to jam GPS signals during conflicts. Credit: SpaceNews photo illustration/U.S. Space Force photo by Ethan Johnson By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 4 March 2024 The

Read More

Lt. Gen. David Miller, U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command commander, speaks at a change of command ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., Jan. 9, 2024. Credit; Dennis Rogers Credit: (U.S. Space Force Photo/Dennis R

Space Force to lean on private sector for space tracking data

Lt. Gen. David Miller, U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command commander, speaks at a change of command ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., Jan. 9, 2024. Credit; Dennis Rogers Credit: (U.S. Space Force Photo/Dennis R By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 27 February 2024 Lt. Gen. Miller, head of Space

Read More

Rocket Lab won’t be ready to launch its new rocket by year’s end, documents suggest

A National Reconnaissance Office satellite sits on a Rocket Lab Electron vehicle before its Aug. 4, 2022, launch. Credit: Rocket Lab By Audrey Decker, Published by Defense One, 26 February 2024 This likely means a delay for the Pentagon’s effort to boost competition for rocket launches. Despite its promises, Rocket

Read More