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Wilson: Airmen must get creative if they want to beat China and Russia

ORLANDO, FLA. — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson warned young airmen that in a future war against a near peer rival, they should be prepared to fight without technologies that most consider essential, like GPS navigation and satellite phone lines. Rival nations like China and Russia are developing advanced missiles and electronic weapons to target [...]

Wilson: Airmen must get creative if they want to beat China and Russia 2018-02-22T13:08:10+00:00

It’s not hubris to be proud of new tech at Sandia National Laboratories

The mythical master craftsman Daedalus would be quite impressed with NNSA’s “Icarus” – the new generation of ultrafast multi-frame X-ray cameras installed on Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine earlier this year. Developed at Sandia’s Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications Complex, the Icarus camera provides more pixels, more frames, and higher sensitivity than previous cameras coupled [...]

It’s not hubris to be proud of new tech at Sandia National Laboratories 2018-02-22T13:08:38+00:00

SpaceX launches pair of its demo internet satellites with Spanish radar satellite

WASHINGTON — SpaceX on Feb. 22 launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Spanish-owned radar-imaging satellite and two demonstration satellites for SpaceX’s proposed broadband Starlink broadband constellation. The 9:17 a.m. Eastern launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carried all three spacecraft to low Earth orbit, deploying the PAZ radar satellite 11 minutes after [...]

SpaceX launches pair of its demo internet satellites with Spanish radar satellite 2018-02-22T13:08:13+00:00

Pacific Partnership Mission Prepares to Enhance Disaster Response Cooperation, Strengthen Ties in Indo—Asia—Pacific

SINGAPORE (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy will join allied and partner nation militaries for the 13th Pacific Partnership mission, scheduled to begin Feb 23.This annual maritime operation will help improve disaster response preparedness, resiliency and capacity while enhancing partnerships with participating nations and civilian humanitarian organizations throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.Pacific Partnership is the largest annual [...]

Pacific Partnership Mission Prepares to Enhance Disaster Response Cooperation, Strengthen Ties in Indo—Asia—Pacific 2018-02-22T13:08:41+00:00

Council discusses space threats and opportunities posed by China

WASHINGTON — A discussion of China at the latest National Space Council meeting took a more nuanced view of the country than is typical in such conversations, seeing the rising space power as a competitor and adversary but also a potential partner. A panel discussion on national security space at the Council’s Feb. 21 meeting [...]

Council discusses space threats and opportunities posed by China 2018-02-22T13:08:16+00:00

Army’s imaging satellite up and running, but its future is TBD

WASHINGTON — How valuable is it for troops in the field to have their own dedicated source of satellite imagery and other space-based intelligence? That is a question officials hope to answer in upcoming military exercises where commanders will have an opportunity to test the Army’s newly deployed Kestrel Eye microsatellite. The Kestrel Eye Block [...]

Army’s imaging satellite up and running, but its future is TBD 2018-02-22T13:08:14+00:00

National Space Council backs incremental space regulatory reform

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities. The Council, meeting at the Kennedy Space Center in its second public session since being reestablished last June, approved a set of four [...]

National Space Council backs incremental space regulatory reform 2018-02-21T13:07:52+00:00

Op-ed | On the verge of a space renaissance

We are entering a renaissance era in human spaceflight. Just as the European masters brought forth a magical period of learning, discovery, invention, fine arts and music 500 years ago, with the advances in the science and technologies proliferating today, we expect a rejuvenation in human space activity in this dawn of the 21st century. [...]

Op-ed | On the verge of a space renaissance 2018-02-21T13:07:56+00:00

Air Force space budget choices under scrutiny; SecAF Wilson explains why SBIRS and JSTARS must go

You’re reading the SN Military.Space newsletter published Tuesdays. Sign up here for your free subscription. HOT TOPIC: Air Force makes bold modernization moves. Boeing, Northrop Grumman weigh whether to challenge Lockheed for GPS 3 For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for [...]

Air Force space budget choices under scrutiny; SecAF Wilson explains why SBIRS and JSTARS must go 2018-02-21T13:08:13+00:00