Space

The Defense Department's Space Development Agency wants to blanket Earth with a constellation of low-cost, open-architecture data-relay and missile-tracking satellites whose sheer numbers, along with their 1,000-kilometer-high orbits, would theoretically thwart some modes of interference—but not all. With all going according to plan so far, ...
The U.S. Space Force has done much in its first 16 months. We must allow it to unlock its full potential, by providing it with the tools and authorities to accomplish its mission. The new service should be authorized to unify the department so everyone ...
The Space Force’s new Space Systems Command will oversee the new service’s acquisition and launch services under one command, with the soon-to-be-former Space and Missile Systems Center serving as its headquarters. Space Systems Command, one of three commands within the Space Force, will officially stand ...
At the Air Force Association's virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium on Feb. 25, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond laid out in plain language the serious threats facing U.S. and allied space capabilities. In a spirited discussion with renowned author and astrophysicist Neil ...
Watch panelists Jerad Hayes, Autonomous Aviation and Technology program director at Boeing; Jackie Hoke, associate director of unmanned and advanced programs at Collins Aerospace; Darren Moe, senior director of automation, autonomy, artificial intelligence, and mission systems at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.; Jarrod M. Patton, ...
Watch panelists Eric Brown, senior director of military space mission strategy at Lockheed Martin; Joe Cassady, executive director of space programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne; Colin Mitchell, general manager for space antennas, RF Systems, and PNT at L3Harris Technologies; and moderator Brig. Gen. Steven P. Whitney, ...