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DAF publishes revised dress, personal appearance instruction

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --  The Department of the Air Force republished its dress and personal appearance instruction to simplify, clarify and amplify many changes for Airmen and Guardians serving world-wide.The revised DAFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Department of the Air Force Personnel, incorporates policy changes from the 102nd Air Force Uniform Board, incorporates all other guidance memorandums and [...]

Constellation primetime is MDA’s time to prime

MDA CEO Mike Greenley speaks to SpaceNews about the satellite-manufacturing transformation underway at Canada's space hardware specialist. The post Constellation primetime is MDA’s time to prime appeared first on SpaceNews.

China launches first high orbit internet satellite

China launched the first of a new "high orbit" internet satellite series Thursday, apparently to provide internet services to China and surrounding areas. The post China launches first high orbit internet satellite appeared first on SpaceNews.

NASA monitoring increased leak in Russian ISS module

NASA says it is studying a long-running air leak on a Russian International Space Station module that recently doubled in magnitude, but that the leak does not currently pose a safety risk. The post NASA monitoring increased leak in Russian ISS module appeared first on SpaceNews.

Allvin adds detail, texture to plans for reoptimizing the Air Force

WASHINGTON (AFNS) --  Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin offered a forceful – and deeper – explanation for plans to reshape and “reoptimize” the service and for why it’s necessary during an appearance Feb. 28 at the Brookings Institution. “The strategic environment compels us to do this. Otherwise, we find ourselves in a situation next year, then the [...]

Air Force holds multinational ACE conference

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --  Headquarters Air Force hosted an Agile Combat Employment Interoperability and Integration conference with seven allies and partners at the Pentagon, Feb. 27-28. ACE is an Air Force doctrine outlining operational schemes of maneuver to increase asset survivability while generating airpower in a high-threat environment. Combat employment experts from Australia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, [...]

Connecting the Dots | Europe plots constellation manufacturing powerhouse

Thales Alenia Space is laying groundwork for a small satellite factory in Italy that it hopes will be at the forefront of constellation manufacturing in Europe, bringing the continent closer to mass production capabilities across the Atlantic. The post Connecting the Dots | Europe plots constellation manufacturing powerhouse appeared first on SpaceNews.

Virgin Galactic expects no delay to next suborbital flight

Virgin Galactic says it does not expect an investigation into an issue on its most recent suborbital launch to delay its next one as it turns its focus to a new generation of vehicles. The post Virgin Galactic expects no delay to next suborbital flight appeared first on SpaceNews.

Rocket Lab pushing for first Neutron launch in 2024

Rocket Lab says it could launch its first Neutron rocket before the end of the year as it outlines a long-term vision for the company that involves its own satellite constellation. The post Rocket Lab pushing for first Neutron launch in 2024 appeared first on SpaceNews.