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U.S. Space Command develops operational concepts for waging war in orbit

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  For the U.S. Air Force Space Command, the question is no longer if war is battle zone, but how to fight it. To that end, the command has developed a concept of operations (CONOPS) for fighting in that realm, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, told attendees Aug. 8 at the annual Space [...]

Military space officials seek to more rapidly deploy newer satellites to meet threats

HUNTSVILLE, ALA – The U.S. needs to move away from traditional satellite development, acquisition and deployment to keep up with the current and future threats, military space officials told attendees Aug. 8 at the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium. Instead of relying on building ultra-sophisticated satellites that take years to develop, build and acquire – and then remain on [...]

Military space officials seek to more rapidly deploy newer satellites to meet threats

HUNTSVILLE, ALA – The U.S. needs to move away from traditional satellite development, acquisition and deployment to keep up with the current and future threats, military space officials told attendees Aug. 8 at the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium. Instead of relying on building ultra-sophisticated satellites that take years to develop, build and acquire – and then remain on [...]

Smallsats need small propulsion. Boston startup Accion has a few big ideas.

This article originally appeared in the July 3, 2017 issue of SpaceNews magazine. U.S. military and commercial satellite operators are eager to hand off some of the jobs large spacecraft perform to small satellites and even cubesats. Before that can happen, though, small satellites need their own propulsion systems because most of the widely used chemical and electric propulsion technologies don’t fit [...]

Register for Webinar: Export Assistance for Small Businesses & Basics of Export Finance

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. SBA New Mexico District Office Export Assistance for Small Businesses & Basics of Export Finance Export Assistance for Small Businesses & Basics of Export Finance Wednesday August 16, 2017  – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Mountain Time Learn about export assistance resources that are available to you and the basics [...]

NGA director supports commercial remote sensing regulatory reform

LOGAN, Utah — Facing increasing pressure from both industry and Congress, the head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said the federal government is taking steps to streamline the licensing process for commercial remote sensing satellites. In a keynote address Aug. 7 at the 31st Annual Conference on Small Satellites here, NGA Director Robert Cardillo said he also expected the newly-reconstituted [...]

Construction of OneWeb’s new satellite factory is moving quickly

OneWeb’s satellite factory is quickly taking shape in Florida. The manufacturing plant, located just outside the gates of the Kennedy Space Center and near Blue Origin’s New Glenn factory, will be used to produce the bulk of the company’s initial constellation of 900 broadband communications satellites. OneWeb broke ground on the factory in March, and recent photos showed its exterior [...]

Study reveals exactly how low-cost fuel cell catalysts work

“What makes this exploration especially important is that it enhances our understanding of exactly why these alternative catalysts are active,” said Piotr Zelenay. Direct atomic-level observations provide unique insights into efficiency potential of non-precious metals for automotive and other applications LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 3, 2017—In order to reduce the cost of next-generation polymer electrolyte fuel cells for vehicles, researchers [...]

Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Begins COMPTUEX

PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The ships of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) departed, Aug. 1, for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the final work-up phase prior to deployment scheduled later this year.COMPTUEX evaluates the strike group's deployment readiness by testing command and control functions, crew safety evolutions, search and rescue operations, damage control testing and operational capabilities of [...]

Explore career opportunities at NNSA and its M&O partners

NNSA and its Managing & Operating (M&O) partners employ nearly 40,000 people nationwide. Many work in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields, but there are thousands who support the Nuclear Security Enterprise in everything from accounting to waste management. There are open positions across the enterprise. Learn more about the careers available at these links: National Nuclear Security Administration [...]

Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing

Carbon nanotubes form first known tunable room-temperature quantum emitters at telecom wavelengths LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 31, 2017—Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths. These carbon nanotube quantum light emitters may be important for optically-based quantum information processing and information security, while also being of significant [...]

CNO talks with Japanese Counterpart

Washington (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson held a video teleconference (VTC), July 27 with Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.During the call, the two discussed new ways to expand and deepen bilateral and multilateral maritime operations, the situation in North Korea and the East China Sea, and the commitment of the [...]

NNSA partners with ROTC in new internship program

NNSA and the U.S. military have joined forces. Together, the Office of Defense Programs and the Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) Internship Program are providing a new opportunity for student enrichment in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Under the leadership of Brigadier General Michael Lutton, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application for NNSA, the Internship Program will provide college students [...]

Information scientist Herbert Van de Sompel to receive Paul Evan Peters Award

Networked infrastructure to support scholarship among his contributions LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 26, 2017—Herbert Van de Sompel, research scientist at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award from the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE. The award recognizes notable, lasting [...]

Spaceport America Welcomes Melissa Kemper Force as New General Counsel

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M., July 25, 2017 – Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA, introduces Melissa Kemper Force, as the new Spaceport America General Counsel. Prior to her appointment as general counsel by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, Ms. Force was the principal partner of a successful consulting firm in Los Angeles, California where she provided legal advice on complex [...]