WASHINGTON — In her first comments since the release of the conference agreement on the the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett said service leaders are reviewing the language that would pave the way for the establishment of a Space Force under the Department of the Air Force. [...]
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The agency's future leaders recently took part in a training course at the Kansas City National Security Campus.
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, released the 2021 air show schedule at the International Council of Air Shows convention, Dec. 10.
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson recently visited two separate sites associated with the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.
SAN FRANCISCO – TriSept Corp., a U.S. launch integration company, announced plans to open an office at the United Kingdom’s Harwell Space Cluster as part of a comprehensive teaming agreement with the Satellite Applications Catapult, a government-backed nonprofit. “Together, the duo expects to build a mission manifest for new vertical and horizontal launch sites in [...]
HELSINKI — Private Chinese space launch firm Landspace has raised $71 million in series C round funding to be used for the development of a new launch vehicle. The new round of funding was led by Country Garden Venture Capital. It takes the total raised by Landspace in 2019 to $85 million (600 million yuan). [...]
NEW ORLEANS — NASA declared the long-delayed core stage for the first Space Launch System rocket complete Dec. 9, although the rocket’s launch is still more than a year away. At an event at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility here attended by government and industry officials, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that core stage for the [...]
NEW ORLEANS — The federal government issued updated guidelines Dec. 9 to mitigate the creation of orbital debris, but many in the space safety community were disappointed with the limited scope of the changes. The revised Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices (ODMSP), announced in conjunction with an orbital debris conference near Houston, are the first [...]
WASHINGTON — After just a few months in existence, U.S. Space Command has grown in size, influence and is about to complete a detailed game plan for how the nation’s space assets will be defended. Its commander Gen. John “Jay” Raymond believes that the establishment of a U.S. Space Force will be a big boost [...]
NDAA conference agreement establishes U.S. Space Force, directs major overhaul of space acquisitions
WASHINGTON — The leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on Dec. 9 unveiled the conference agreement they have reached for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The conference report includes language to authorize a U.S. Space Force as an independent military branch under the Department of the Air Force. [...]