Space is ‘more contested’ than ever by world’s militaries, US Space Force chief says

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman By Brett Tingley, Published by Space.com, 14 September 2023 We were created for this new space era — an era increasingly characterized by great power competition.' The space around Earth is increasingly a site of military competition. That's according to remarks made by

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Frank Kendall, Air For secretary, speaks at the annual Air Force Association conference in Sept. 2021. (AFA)

Air Force, Space Force launch ‘major’ readiness revamp with threat of China in mind: Kendall

Frank Kendall, Air For secretary, speaks at the annual Air Force Association conference in Sept. 2021. (AFA) By Michael Marrow, Published by Breaking Defense, 6 September 2023 Department of the Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall's letter didn’t specify what “broader and more comprehensive” changes officials are examining, though he did

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The atmospheric reentry process generates extreme heat and mechanical loads, which lead to the satellite's disintegration at the altitude of about 45 miles. (Image credit: ESA)

Space debris problem spurs a bold change in US government regulations

By Elizabeth Howell, Publishd by Space.com, 12 April 2023 The Federal Communications Commission plans to streamline its space activities to meet fast-growing space safety needs. The fast-growing space debris issue is top of mind at a new space-focused division of the U.S. government. "Satellite and orbital debris rules" will be one of

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Pentagon working with Congress on unclassified space strategy

By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 15 February 2023 Congress directed DoD and the director of national intelligence to “make publicly available a strategy regarding defending and protecting on-orbit satellites” WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s space policy office is drafting a congressionally mandated report explaining how the U.S. will defend

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