Space warfare: how the military could be forced to give up GPS and return to navigating by the stars

By Tory Shepherd, Published by The Guardian, 31 May 2024 If satellites get taken out during war, defence forces will need personnel trained to switch from digital back to analog tools What would happen if satellite communications were taken down by enemy action during a war? It’s a question governments

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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

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Space Force gets a new command, new geographic component in latest reorg

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman. (US Air Force photo by Andy Morataya) By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 13 December 2023 CSO Gen. Chance Saltzman said that the service is already looking at "criteria and processes" for future changes to integrate operations and sustainment, and better align

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Freedom to maneuver key for future space ‘combat mindset,’ says ex-SPACECOM deputy

Lt Gen John Shaw, USSPACECOM Deputy Commander and Joint Operations Center personnel pose for a photo at USSPACECOM headquarters, Peterson Space Force Base, Colo. (John Ayre / United States Space Command) By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 12 December 2023 "In a sense, we drive our satellites today as

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Space is ‘more contested’ than ever by world’s militaries, US Space Force chief says

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman By Brett Tingley, Published by Space.com, 14 September 2023 We were created for this new space era — an era increasingly characterized by great power competition.' The space around Earth is increasingly a site of military competition. That's according to remarks made by

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GPS III satellite, (Lockheed Martin image)

Space Force prototypes new ‘integrated’ Deltas for readiness boost

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 12 September 2023 The two new Integrated Mission Deltas will be responsible for all aspects of electronic warfare and positioning, navigation and timing. AFA 2023 — The Space Force is experimenting with a new organizational structure, putting both operations and sustainment activities for

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