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SpaceX working on fix for Starlink satellites so they don’t disrupt astronomy

LOS ANGELES — One of the Starlink satellites in the next batch of 60 that SpaceX plans to launch in late December will be treated with a special coating designed to make the spacecraft less reflective and less likely to interfere with space observations, SpaceX president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell said Dec. 6. [...]

SpaceX working on fix for Starlink satellites so they don’t disrupt astronomy2019-12-07T13:11:21-07:00

L3Harris, Northrop Grumman win contracts to connect Air Force hardware with commercial space broadband

LOS ANGELES — The Air Force announced Dec. 6 it awarded L3Harris and Northrop Grumman $17.9 million and $9.9 million contracts, respectively, to integrate commercial space internet services on military aircraft. The contracts are the latest awarded under a project called Defense Experimentation Using the Commercial Space Internet (DEUCSI) led by the Air Force Strategic [...]

L3Harris, Northrop Grumman win contracts to connect Air Force hardware with commercial space broadband2019-12-07T13:11:22-07:00

Navy Announces Three Deaths in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shooting

Two Department of Defense civilians died following a shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on Dec. 4. The shooter, a Navy Sailor assigned to USS Columbia (SSN 771), died from self—inflicted gunshot wound.

Navy Announces Three Deaths in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shooting2019-12-07T13:11:26-07:00

AF Week in Photos

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

AF Week in Photos2019-12-06T13:13:31-07:00

Kacific, with SpaceX launch imminent, borrows $160 million for satellite refinancing

WASHINGTON — Kacific Broadband Satellites, a startup that ordered a geostationary satellite from Boeing despite reservations about the absence of U.S. export-credit financing, on Dec. 5 said it tapped European and Asian lenders to refinance loans used to buy the satellite.  Kacific’s first satellite, Kacific-1 launches Dec. 15 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Kacific-1 [...]

Kacific, with SpaceX launch imminent, borrows $160 million for satellite refinancing2019-12-06T13:13:07-07:00

On National Security | Government taking steps to better support commercial space industry

The U.S. Air Force just held its inaugural “Space Pitch Day” in which small businesses were given a chance to win contracts on the spot. No red tape. Officials said this will become an annual thing. Live pitch events are one of several avenues the Air Force is pursuing to attract U.S.-owned startups and commercial [...]

On National Security | Government taking steps to better support commercial space industry2019-12-06T13:13:08-07:00