A U.S. Space Force technician conducts GPS interference training with a GPS electromagnetic attack system at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. U.S. adversaries will attempt to jam GPS signals during conflicts. Credit: SpaceNews photo illustration/U.S. Space Force photo by Ethan Johnson

Space Force eyes smaller, cheaper GPS satellites to augment constellation

A U.S. Space Force technician conducts GPS interference training with a GPS electromagnetic attack system at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. U.S. adversaries will attempt to jam GPS signals during conflicts. Credit: SpaceNews photo illustration/U.S. Space Force photo by Ethan Johnson By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 4 March 2024 The

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Space Force’s first six missile-defense satellites in medium orbit to cost about $500 million

Notional graphic of MEO missile tracking Epoch 1 satellites. Credit: Millennium Space By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 18 December 2023 The Space Systems Command last month selected Millennium Space Systems to produce six satellites WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force awarded Millennium Space Systems contracts worth $509.5 million

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To deter China, Space Force acquisition command focusing on networks, AI/ML and ‘dynamic’ ops

U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Guetlein, Space Systems Command commander, speaks during the 7th Annual Air Force Association Schriever Space Futures Forum on Nov. 19, 2021. (U.S. Space Force photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Kitterman) By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 14 December 2023 "I don't care

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Space Force gets a new command, new geographic component in latest reorg

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman. (US Air Force photo by Andy Morataya) By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 13 December 2023 CSO Gen. Chance Saltzman said that the service is already looking at "criteria and processes" for future changes to integrate operations and sustainment, and better align

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Can the private sector plug the weather data gap? Space Force to launch new study

Rendering of General Atomics Electro-Optical/Infrared Weather System (EWS) program. By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 12 December 2023 Space Systems Command will invite companies to pitch technologies at a “reverse industry day” ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Space Force will launch a new market research study next year to

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Space Force extends Kratos’ contract for satellite ground systems

Rendering of the U.S. Space Force's Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellites. Credit: Lockheed Martin By Sandra Erwin, Published by Spacenews, 25 November 2023 The new eight-year contract, worth up to $579 million, is for maintenance and development of ground control systems for military communications satellites WASHINGTON — Kratos Defense & Security

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Additional vendors selected for DoD’s low Earth orbit satellite services contract

Lynk Global operates ‘cell-tower-in-space’ satellites that provide direct-to-standard-phone connectivity. Credit: Lynk Global By Sandra Erwin, Published by Space News, 27 November 2023 WASHINGTON — The Defense Information Systems Agency on Nov. 22 published a request for proposals for low Earth orbit satellite-based services.  Up to $900 million worth of task orders will

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