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Defense News - Digital Show Daily: Space Symposium

Could underresourced British satellite program catch a break?

A requirement for an acquisition partner would be a sizeable prize likely to attract a range of bidd…

Airbus D&S could lose out on satellite deal if UK seeks competition

By itself, a one-satellite requirement is no big deal, but where the contract ends up could have imp…

RD-180 ban thrusts Russian manufacturer into uncertain future

With the replacement of the RD-180 all but inevitable, the head of a Russian space agency downplayed…

'Blue Origin' rocket engine's future rests on upcoming hot-fire tests

United Launch Alliance is set to make a decision this year on whether a Blue Origin or Aerojet Rocke…

New SBIRS satellite sends 'first light'

The GEO 3 Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, satellite was successfully launched Jan. 20 into ge…

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Could underresourced British satellite program catch a break?

A requirement for an acquisition partner would be a sizeable prize likely to attract a range of bidd…

Airbus D&S could lose out on satellite deal if UK seeks competition

By itself, a one-satellite requirement is no big deal, but where the contract ends up could have imp…

RD-180 ban thrusts Russian manufacturer into uncertain future

With the replacement of the RD-180 all but inevitable, the head of a Russian space agency downplayed…

'Blue Origin' rocket engine's future rests on upcoming hot-fire tests

United Launch Alliance is set to make a decision this year on whether a Blue Origin or Aerojet Rocke…

New SBIRS satellite sends 'first light'

The GEO 3 Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, satellite was successfully launched Jan. 20 into ge…

Air Force Space Command head ‘open to' reusable rockets

The comments, made by Gen. Jay Raymond during Space Symposium, could reflect the service's willingne…

Amazon cloud, automation help resuscitate OCX program

When Raytheon ran into trouble developing the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation GPS control stations,…

Commonality key for Orbital ATK's bid to win Air Force launch vehicle program

To win the Air Force’s upcoming launch services contract, Orbital ATK will strip cost from its Next…

STRATCOM issues guidance for anti-drone measures near nuclear sites

The head of U.S. Strategic Command has issued new guidance on securing nuclear weapons sites against…

In push to normalize space domain, Air Force adds new three-star position

Air Force Space Command head Gen. John Raymond announced the new deputy chief of staff for space pos…

Inmarsat exec to DoD: Hand off more SATCOM to industry

For the Pentagon to get the most out of the commercial satellite sector, it will need to make some r…

Lockheed pitches 3-D printed parts for next-generation ICBM program

If Lockheed makes it to the next stage of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent competition, it plans…

As RD-180 ban looms, space companies make steady progress on new launch technologies

The Pentagon in March put forward a draft request for proposals for launch system public-private par…

Interview: Peter Scaruppe, director of acquisition for NATO's IT shop, on a big SATCOM play

The point agency for buying software and technological capabilities for NATO plans to divvy out abou…

SpaceX reuses Falcon 9 rocket, but long road ahead for military adoption

SpaceX made history on Thursday night with the successful launch of a reused Falcon 9 rocket.

Satellite images may show North Korea readying for nuke test

U.S. researchers who monitor North Korea say satellite imagery shows possible preparations for an un…

US Air Force secretary nominee discloses financial details

U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary will have to divest stock from 16 defense…

Russian ICBM capable of wiping out Texas is delayed

Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, also known as “Satan 2,” can carry up to 1…

Pentagon kicks off satellite communications study

The Pentagon is rethinking the way it purchases wideband satellite communications and is looking to…

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