An artist's illustration of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites in orbit. (Image credit: SpaceX)

Why Deorbiting SpaceX Satellites Is a ‘Tremendous Opportunity’ for the Space Force

An artist's illustration of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites in orbit. (Image credit: SpaceX) By Greg Hadley, Published by Air and Space Forces, 1 July 2024 As SpaceX begins to decommission and “deorbit” 100 of its oldest Starlink satellites, the Space Force is gathering crucial data and real-world experience for Guardians. 

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Northrop Grumman will supply 36 satellites for SDA's Tranche 2 Transport Layer-Beta Data Transport Layer. NORTHROP GRUMMAN

DARPA project uses AI to flag space weapons, spy satellites

Through a DARPA project, Slingshot Aerospace created an AI tool to spot nefarious satellites that could be hiding in large constellations. (Northrop Grumman) By Courtney Albon,Published by Defense News, 5 June 2024 As more governments and commercial companies look to proliferated satellite constellations for increased capacity, some defense experts are

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Space warfare: how the military could be forced to give up GPS and return to navigating by the stars

By Tory Shepherd, Published by The Guardian, 31 May 2024 If satellites get taken out during war, defence forces will need personnel trained to switch from digital back to analog tools What would happen if satellite communications were taken down by enemy action during a war? It’s a question governments

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Radio Astronomers Raise Alarm Bells Over SpaceX’s Cellular Starlink Tech

Satellite Dishes (Defense One) By Michael Kan, Published by PC Magazine, 31 May 2024 Scientists fear cellular satellites from SpaceX and AST SpaceMobile will interfere with and even damage their radio astronomy equipment. SpaceX and AST SpaceMobile are working to bring satellite connectivity to smartphones, but scientists say the technology risks disrupting

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