How the Space Force will manage surging launch demand

By Courtney Albon, Published by C4ISRNET, 9 May 2023 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On May 4, SpaceX launched its latest batch of Starlink satellites, increasing the size of its behemoth broadband internet constellation to more than 4,000 spacecraft. The company, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, expects to launch another 8,000

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Secretive ‘SILENTBARKER’ sats to launch late summer as space monitoring demands grow

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 25 April 2023 SPACE SYMPOSIUM — The National Reconnaissance Office and the Space Force now plan to launch the first satellites in their highly classified joint SILENTBARKER program to improve monitoring of the heavens this summer, according to NRO Director Chris Scolese. The

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Space Force, SPACECOM pushing to speed ‘sustained’ maneuverability on orbit

By Theresa Hitschens, Published by Breaking Defense, 19 April, 2023 The Space Force is rushing to meet SPACECOM's demand, developing a new acquisition plan for space "mobility and logistics" — including on-orbit servicing and repair, satellite refueling and space junk cleanup — a plan that will lean heavily on use

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SPACECOM ops head ‘tired of the the excuses’ about satellite tracking gaps

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 8 April 2023 Not happy with America's ability to precisely track adversarial satellites, Maj. Gen. David Miller fumed, "Somebody's got to figure this out. The American people have paid for this. Somebody's got to deliver." WASHINGTON — US Space Command’s urgent requirement for

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Absolutely critical’ to get DARC space situational system to Australia: Space Forces Indo-Pacific head

Engineers from Johns Hopkins APL and government partners stand in front of the Deep Space Advanced Radar Concept (DARC) in White Sands Missile Range, in August 2021. DARC will become the largest space tracking radar system. (Johns Hopkins APL/Craig Weiman) By Colin Clark, Published by Breaking Defense, 7 April 2023

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