Currently, the U.S. government’s space tracking mission is still handled by the Pentagon. Getty Images

As Space Junk Multiplies, Pentagon Is Stuck Tracking It for Civilians

By Jacqueline Feldscher, Published by Defense One, 27 May 2021 Private industry is launching at a pace with which the military’s space-surveillance system can’t keep up. Now lawmakers say the Commerce Department’s fix is running late. It’s been nearly three years since the U.S. Commerce Department was ordered to start

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DARPA Nuke Sat To Target Cislunar Monitoring Mission

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 19 April 2021 WASHINGTON: DARPA’s effort to develop nuclear ‘engines’ for far-roving satellites also hopes to demonstrate the capability to keep “timely” tabs on spacecraft operating near the Moon, says program manager Maj. Nathan Greiner. While cislunar surveillance doesn’t require nuclear-propulsion, such a

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