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For national security space, running to stand still: 2021 In Review

By Theresa Hitchens, Pubished by Breaking Defense, 28 December 2021 US leaders this year faced difficult decisions against a backdrop of rapidly growing challenges from potential adversaries, and a booming commercial space sector that innovation-wise is leaving the Defense Department and the Intelligence Community in the dust. WASHINGTON: Saying it

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Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite on an Atlas V launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, FL, in May 2021.

A resilient, layered space-based architecture is well suited to missile warning systems

By Breaking Defense, 20 December 2021 While the GEO-based Space-Based Infrared System continues to serve US missile-warning needs, emerging threats and an increasingly contested space environment may benefit from a layered architecture in multiple orbits. There are several major trends today in space-based early warning/missile warning. The first is the

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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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