Space

The Space Force’s top general this week indicated the Air Force will create an organization to offer aircraft and other resources in support of U.S. Space Command. “All the services will have a service component, because this isn't space for space's sake,” Chief of Space ...
A new space materials laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is now open for business. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s space vehicles directorate opened the $4 million Deployable Structures Laboratory (DeSel) on Oct. 29. It plans to begin testing hardware in the next few ...
The U.S. Air Force Academy has long been the training ground for cadets headed for careers in military space. But with the creation of a Space Force, the Colorado school is looking to expand the opportunities available to space-minded students. USAFA's new Space Force detachment ...
Ten companies from four countries won seed money for innovative projects to improve military space technology at the first International Space Pitch Day, hosted online by the United States and United Kingdom, the U.S. Space Force said Nov. 23. Since early 2019, the U.S. Air ...
The latest cohort of start-ups nurtured by the AFRL’s Space Force Accelerator Program demonstrated their technology recently at the Catalyst Accelerator in Colorado Springs. The eight companies showcased products ranging from bleeding edge innovations using ultra-wideband lasers to store data as photons in motion to ...
Military officials are in the home stretch of making decisions that will shape a future Space Systems Command, as they look to stand up the new organization by early next summer. Space and Missile Systems Center boss Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson said Nov. 20 ...
The military has narrowed its search for the future home of U.S. Space Command to six locations across the country, the Air Force said Nov. 19. Finalists include Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.; Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.; Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.; Peterson Air ...
The U.S. is looking to piece together military and commercial data on orbital traffic and potential threats for a better idea of what’s hanging out in space. To get there, federal agencies and companies need to get over a basic hurdle: trust. In the beginning, ...