Space

Why Biden's proposed investment in Space object surveillance is a big deal

Space policy and technology experts weighed in on the nearly 800% increase for the Office of Space Commerce included in the FY2023 budget request.

Space Force gets roughly 40% increase in Biden request

A constellation of satellites will track ground vehicles, improve launch trajectories, and better nuclear command-and-control.

Space agency could get missile-tracking satellites earlier than anticipated

A budget increase accelerates the original timeline, a senior defense official said.

Lawmakers worry about cyber risks in space

Senators questioned the commanders of Space Command and Strategic Command on their plans to handle an increase in space-based threats.

What happens if Russia hacks a U.S. satellite?

A Russian official warned that impacting their satellites would be considered a declaration of war, but the U.S. stance is more circumspect.

Air Force commits millions to demonstrate ‘Space Internet’

Constellations of spacecraft spanning different orbits would be explored to provide connectivity.

Will Space Force protect orbiting gas stations and bases on the moon?

As U.S. companies venture farther from Earth, whether the newest service will protect them remains under discussion.

Stopgap funding delays military SATCOM transfer to Space Force

The U.S. Space Force’s plans to absorb all of the military’s satellite communications, including nearly 700 uniformed personnel from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, is delayed along with the rest of the military’s appropriation as Congress preps for a second continuing resolution in fiscal year 2022.

DOD looks for answers on GPS data spoofing

The Defense Department is looking for technology solutions to obviate the growing threat of location data spoofing targeting satellite-based systems.

Space Force focuses on building a digital workforce

The U.S. Space Force is focusing on building its cadre of super coders amid a workforce boon with more interested applicants than available positions, according to the branch's chief of space operations.

Space Command moves for tighter cyber integration

U.S. Space Command is standing up a dedicated joint cyber center to improve integration with U.S. Cyber Command.

Air Force wants $150 million for Space Force software pilot in 2021

The Air Force is staying on brand with its 2021 budget request for $150 million for a software and digital technology pilot program for the new Space Force.

The Army's innovation lab is the key to solving tough problems

Porter Orr, director of the capabilities accelerator team with Lab, explains how the Army connects with nontraditional problem solvers to close capability gaps and speed modernization.

Lawmaker worried about DOD leadership shuffle

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) worries U.S. defenses in space could be at risk due to lack of permanent leadership at the Pentagon.

GAO: Barriers to commercial satellite launch 'surmountable' for DOD

Centralizing data related to the Defense Department's work with commercial satellites could be one of the first tasks for a “Space Force.”