Astrobotic eyes military customers for reusable Xogdor suborbital rocket

Xogdor rocket illustration. Credit: Astrobotic By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 17 April 2024 The national security applications for a reusable suborbital rocket ‘haven’t been fully explored’ WASHINGTON — Astrobotic, a company that develops vehicles for space exploration missions, is making a strategic move into the defense sector with its

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Raytheon’s satellite contract with Space Development Agency being ‘reevaluated’

Image credit: Space Development Agency By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 19 March 2024 SDA’s Tracking Layer Tranche 1 program will not include seven Raytheon-made satellites as originally planned WASHINGTON — The Space Development Agency’s network of sensor satellites in low Earth orbit — known as Tracking Layer Tranche

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The Falcon 9 rocket that carried the Space Development Agency's new satellites, shortly before launch. (photo courtesy Space Development Agency).

Space Force cancels classified military communications satellite project

The Falcon 9 rocket that carried the Space Development Agency's new satellites, shortly before launch. (photo courtesy Space Development Agency). By Nicholas Slayton, Published by Task & Purpose, 18 February 2024 The move comes even as Space Force pushes to build out its orbital infrastructure. The United States Space Force

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 launches the USSF-124 mission for the U.S. Space Force on Feb. 14, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT). (Image credit: SpaceX via X)

SpaceX launches classified USSF-124 satellites on secret Valentine’s Day mission for US Space Force

A SpaceX Falcon 9 launches the USSF-124 mission for the U.S. Space Force on Feb. 14, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT). (Image credit: SpaceX via X) By Mike Wall, Published by Space.com, 14 February 2024 USSF-124 will send six satellites to orbit — two for the Missile Defense Agency

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A view of SpaceX and U.S. Space Force compound at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States on December 18, 2021. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images

Investing in Space: Pentagon’s satellite constellation awards near $10 billion

By Michael Sheetz, Published by CNBC, 18 January 2024 I’ve written a bit about the Space Force’s satellite constellation program before but, with new awards already rolling this year, it’s worth checking in on who’s been added to the fray that I’m calling the PWSA Sweepstakes. A quick refresher: In the few years since

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Investing in Space: Pentagon’s satellite constellation awards near $10 billion

By Michael Sheetz, Published by CNBC, 18 January 2024 Overview: PWSA Sweepstakes I’ve written a bit about the Space Force’s satellite constellation program before but, with new awards already rolling this year, it’s worth checking in on who’s been added to the fray that I’m calling the PWSA Sweepstakes. A quick refresher: In the

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