Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite, USAF image

Space missile warning system to include MEO backup in case of attack: Tournear

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 12 January 2022 WASHINGTON: The missile warning and tracking “force design” developed by the Space Warfighting Analysis Center (SWAC) calls for satellites in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) to provide backup to currently planned constellations, Derek Tournear, director of the Space Development Agency (SDA)

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China’s hypersonic wind tunnel

Big Boost To China’s Hypersonic Technology; Engineers ‘Crack Codes’ Of A Highly Innovative, ‘Miracle’ Engine?

By Shreya Mundhra, Published by The Eurasian Times, 27 December 2021 Chinese scientists are celebrating the success of a new hypersonic engine, according to reports. The past few months have been important for China in terms of the success of its hypersonic technologies. Not only did the country get a

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An artist's depiction of L3Harris' tracking layer satellite, which will be part of a solution designed by the Space Development Agency and the Missile Defense Agency to track and target hypersonic weapons from space. (L3Harris Technologies)

New hypersonic missile-tracking satellites pass critical design review

By Nathan Strout, Published by C4ISRNet, 21 December 2021 WASHINGTON — The prototype satellites that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency track hypersonic threats have passed a critical design review, meaning the contractors can move forward with manufacturing. The Missile Defense Agency selected L3Harris Technologies and Northrop Grumman in

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Can a space war be stopped?

By Paul Robinson, Published by Russia Today, 18 November 2021 News that Russia has tested an anti-satellite missile has sparked concern for spacecraft and, more worryingly, highlighted the lack of international treaties regulating space weapons, meaning the cosmos is becoming a battleground. While the US currently opposes controls on orbital

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Artist’s concept of Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Concept (HAWC) missile. (Raytheon)

Hypersonic spy planes and cargo transports? Pentagon is interested

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 17 November 2021 You can imagine a reusable system that can fly around and drop payloads and come back, or a hypersonic system that can carry other hypersonic systems," said Gillian Bussey, head of DoD's Joint Hypersonics Transition Office. WASHINGTON: Reusable super-high-speed aircraft

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