Space Force aims to launch 1st ‘Foo Fighter’ satellites in 2027 to track hypersonic threats

An illustration of satellites tracking various types of missiles, including a hypersonic glide vehicle. (Image credit: Space Development Agency) By Brett Tingley, Published by Space.com, 13 May 2024 The FOO Fighter satellites will add to the Space Force's growing fleet of missile-tracking spacecraft. The United States Space Force has ordered the

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US Defenseless Against Russian Hypersonic Missiles and Iranian Drones – Explosive DoD Testimony

A Ground-Based Interceptor is lowered into its missile silo in Alaska. Image: Lockheed Martin By Ilya Tsukanov, Published by Sputnikglobe, 9 May 2024 The crisis in Ukraine and escalating tensions in the Middle East have demonstrated that the US’ $886 billion defense budget has not translated into real-world capabilities on

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The Fight Over THAAD in Korea

Photograph Source: The US Army – Public Domain By Gregory Elich, Published by Counter Punch, 1 May 2024 Since the U.S. military brought its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea in 2017, it has met with sustained local resistance. THAAD is the centerpiece of the numerous

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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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