2021 News Archive

Missile Defense Space Sensor made by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace Clears Design Review

August 4, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

National Reconnaissance Office Exercises Contract Option for Maxar Satellite Imagery

August 4, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Modern Civilization Would be Lost Without GPS

August 3, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

SPACECOM Head Touts Space, High Seas Parallels

August 3, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Chirag Parikh Tapped for National Space Council ExecSec

August 2, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Military Communications Payloads Could Hitchhike on Future GPS Satellites

August 2, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Exclusive: NRO Space ‘Civil Reserve’ Includes Shutter Control Option

July 30, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Inmarsat unveils multi-orbit Orchestra constellation

July 29, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Biden Taps Aerospace Corp.’s John Plumb to Run DoD Space Policy

July 29, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Senate confirms Kendall to be Air Force Secretary

July 27, 2021, Courtesy of U.S. Air Force

Commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center Retires

July 27, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

The Joint Warfighting Concept Failed, Until it Focused on Space and Cyber

July 26, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

DoD Calls for Broader Dialogue on Space Rules of Behavior

July 26, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

National Reconnaissance Office Wants a More Distributed Architecture

July 21, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Blue Origin Launches Bezos on First Crewed New Shepard Flight

July 20, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Aerospace: More Questions than Answers for Milspace Norms

July 20, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Exclusive: NRO Erects Buy American Barriers Against Allied Satellite Data

July 19, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Air Force Satellite Completes Two-Year Experiment to Study the Medium Earth Orbit Environment

July 19, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Exclusive: In a First, SecDef Pledges DoD to Space Norms

July 19, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

NTS-3, Aiming to Improve on GPS, Starts Integration Tests in August

July 16, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

National Reconnaissance Office Extends Contract for Commercial Imagery

July 16, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Blue Origin Donates New Shepard Auction Proceeds to Space Nonprofit Groups 

July 15, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

HAC Excoriates DoD Failure to Reform Space Acquisition

July 13, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

With All Three Gunsmoke-J Satellites in Orbit, the Army is Ready to Test Space-Based Targeting

July 13, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Space RCO Head: Too Soon for Single Acquisition Shop

July 9, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

GPS at Risk: Those Signals Are More Vulnerable than You Realize

July 9, 2021, Courtesy of CNet

Could ‘Weather Intelligence’ Take The Pentagon By Storm?

July 8, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Control of GPS III SV05 Transferred to 2 SOPS

July 7, 2021, Courtesy of GPS World

Space Tugs as a Service: In-Orbit Service Providers are Bracing for Consolidation

July 6, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

U.S. Space Command Signs Data-Sharing Agreement with Libre Space Foundation

July 3, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

SMC Eyes MEO Sats For Missile Tracking 

July 1, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Blue Origin to Fly Mercury 13 Women on First Crewed New Shepard flight

July 1, 2021, Space News

The Space Development Agency Now has Demo Satellites on Orbit. Here’s What They’ll Do.

July 1, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

On National Security | Moving Data Through Space a Linchpin of DoD’s Strategy for Winning Wars

June 30, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Virgin Orbit Plane Launches Four US Military Satellites Into Space

June 30, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

HawkEye 360 Successfully Launches Next Generation RF Satellites

June 30, 2021, Courtesy of PRNewswire

MDA Director Sees New Space Investment

June 29, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Connecting the Dots | Space after SPACs: Industry Could Be on the Verge of New Investment Era (Opinion)

June 25, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

ULA CEO Calls for Bigger ‘Penalties’ for Unsafe Space Operations

June 25, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Military Building an Appetite for Commercial Space Services

June 25, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

U.S. Army Selects Iridium to Develop Payload for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Navigation System

June 24, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Software-as-a-Service Model Takes the Space Sector by Storm

June 24, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Air Force’s Experimental Football Field-Sized Satellite Ends Operations

June 23, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

DoD Space Agency to Create Marketplace for Commercial Satellite Data

June 22, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Space Development Agency to Launch Five Satellites Aboard SpaceX Rideshare

June 22, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

SMC’s Space Safari Office To Focus On ‘Urgent’ Launch Needs

June 18, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

SES Strengthens Amazon Web Services Cloud Partnership

June 18, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Op-ed | NOAA is Stalling U.S. Space Traffic Management

June 18, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Falcon 9 Launches GPS Satellite in First National Security Mission with Reused Booster

June 17, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

SES Seeks Speedier Summary Judgment in C-band Case Against Intelsat

June 17, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Rep. Cooper Predicts OK For $900M Space Wish Lists *During Our Budget Forum*

June 17, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Air Force Defends Choice of Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal to Host U.S. Space Command

June 16, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Northrop Grumman’s Minotaur 1 Rocket Launches Three Classified NRO Payloads

June 15, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

NATO Says Attack in Space Could Trigger Mutual Defense Clause

June 15, 2021, Courtesy of Defense News

Upcoming SpaceX Mission a Reusability Milestone for National Security Launch 

June 15, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Analysis: DoD Budget Clear Winner in 2022 Proposal

June 10, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Space Startups Selected for Amazon Web Services Accelerator 

June 10, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Austin Calls DoD FY22 Budget Request ‘Right Mix of Capabilities.’  

June 10, 2021, Courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense

Colorado Lawmakers Invite VP Harris to Tour Space Facilities  

June 9, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

GAO’s Annual Review of DoD Programs Raises Concerns on Space Launch, Missile Warning Satellites  

June 8, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

House Bill Would Designate Space As Critical Infrastructure  

June 4, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Scientists, Generals, Policy Experts Ponder Future Role Of Space Force   

June 3, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Multibeam Antenna To Improve Communication Passes First Air Force Trials  

June 3, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

DoD Space Agency To Launch Laser Communications Experiments On SpaceX Ridseshare 

June 2, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Air Force To Further Study Use Of Commercial Rockets To Deliver Cargo Around The World 

June 2, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

As Space Junk Multiplies, Pentagon Is Stuck Tracking It for Civilians

May 27, 2021, Courtesy of Defense One

Air Force Research Laboratory Opens New Space War-Fighting Facility

May 27, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

NRO Taking Advantage Of Commercial Launch Options For Lower-Risk Space Missions

May 27, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Air Force Vows Support For Space Force, Will Review Current Plans

May 25, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Senate Committee Considers Frank Kendall’s Nomination To Be The 26th Air Force Secretary 

May 25, 2021, Courtesy of U.S. Space Force

Space-Based Capabilities Critical To U.S. National Security DoD Officials Say

May 24, 2021, Courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense

Exclusive: DARPA Likely To Demo Only 2 Blackjack Payloads

May 20, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Parsons Wins $185 Million Space Force Contract For Technology Services

May 17, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Defense Innovation Unit Selects ABL Space To Launch DoD Mission

May 17, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

U.S. Senator: China Landing On Mars A Reminder “We Don’t Own Space Anymore”

May 15, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

After More Than A Decade, Agency To Retire Experimental Missile Warning Satellites 

May 14, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Northrop Grumman Awarded $133 Million For Blackjack Payloads 

May 11, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Long March 5B Falls Into Indian Ocean After World Follows Rocket Re-Entry

May 9, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

House Defense Leader: Space Force Hasn’t Met Expectations For Speedy Tech

May 8, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Northrop Grumman To Supply Navigation Payloads For DARPA’s Blackjack Satellites

May 6, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

U.S. "Will Fail" If Space Acquisition Doesn’t Reform: CSPC

May 4, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Harris To Place "Personal Stamp" On National Space Council 

May 1, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Raytheon Gets $228 Million Contract Extension For GPS Ground System

May 1, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Launch Of The Military’s Experimental Navigation Satellite Pushed Back To 2023

April 29, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

What Focus Areas Are Key To America’s Future Space Capabilities

April 28, 2021, Courtesy of Defense News

Air Force Secretary Nominee Kendall Well-Versed In The Challenges Of Space Acquisition

April 27, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

National Reconnaissance Office Conducts First Launch Of 2021

April 26, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

JADC2: SDA To Upgrade Satellite Laser Links

April 23, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Lockheed Martin Wins $27 Million Contract Modification For Integration Of DARPA’s Blackjack Satellites 

April 22, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Space Development Agency To Add More Laser Links To Satellites If The Price Is Right 

April 21, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

U.S. Facing Increasing Nuclear, Space-Based Threats, Leaders Say

April 20, 2021, Courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense

NRO To Sign Deals With Commercial Providers Of Satellite Radar Imagery

April 19, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

U.S. Army Approves Plans For A Future ‘Tactical Space Layer’

April 19, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

DARPA Nuke Sat To Target Cislunar Monitoring Mission

April 19, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Analysts: China’s Space Programs Are A Security Concern To The U.S., But Not All Are Nefarious

April 16, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

SDA Outlines Missile Tracking Satellite Plan

April 16, 2021, Courtesy of Air Force Magazine

Space Force Wants To Introduce Commercial Capabilities To All Mission Areas

April 16, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Space Force Announces 12 Outstanding Airmen, Guardians, And Civilians Of The Year

April 15, 2021, Courtesy of Air Force Magazine

Sierra Nevada Corporation To Spin Off Space Division

April 14, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Slingshot Developing Graphics Tool For Missile Warning Satellite Operators

April 13, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Lockheed Martin Pitching Mid-Size Satellite Bus To DoD For Remote Sensing

April 13, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

DARPA Selects Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin To Develop Spacecraft For Nuclear Propulsion Demo

April 12, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Atlantic Council Calls For U.S. And Allies To Lead Global Efforts On Space Security

April 12, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Lockheed Martin Makes Block Buy Of Launches From ABL Space Systems

April 5, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Fix Space Acquisition Now 

April 5, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Technology Race Against China A Key Concern For Pentagon Acquisition Nominee 

April 4, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

New Reports Highlight Russian Chinese Advances In Space Weapons 

April 1, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

New Report Tracks Counterspace Capabilities Of Worlds Militaries 

April 1, 2021, Courtesy of Air Force Magazine

ABL Space Raises $170 Million 

March 25, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Weather For The War Fighter: How The U.S. Military Can Outmaneuver Adversaries From Space March 23, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Rocket Lab Launches Army Satellite

March 22, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Air Force Begins Construction Of New Space Environment Lab

March 18, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

L3Harris Sees Opportunities In Pentagon’s Growing Responsive Space Business

March 17, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

Satellite Operators Want A Seat At The Table In Space Security Discussions

March 16, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Industry Groups Advocate For Office Of Space Commerce

March 11, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Blue Origin To Simulate Lunar Gravity On Suborbital Flights For NASA

March 10, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Northrop’s MEV-2 Servicer Closing In On Intelsat-10-02 Docking Attempt

March 10, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Space Development Agency Leans On War Fighter Council To Integrate With Services Agencies

March 10, 2021, Courtesy of C4ISRNET

SDA & DARPA: June Demos To Prove Optical Sat Link Capability

March 8, 2021, Courtesy of Breaking Defense

Lawmakers Ask Biden Administration To Keep Oversight Committees In Loop On Space Activities

March 6, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Linquest Gets $500 Million Contract From U.S. Space Force For Analysis Support

March 5, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

DoD Space Agency To Award Multiple Contracts For Up To 150 Satellites

March 4, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Biden’s First Strategic Guidance Sets Broad National Security Priorities

March 3, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

No One-Size-Fits-All Response To Space Attacks Raymond Says

March 3, 2021, Courtesy of Air Force Magazine

Rocket Lab Says SPAC Deal Will Accelerate Development Of Neutron Rocket

March 2, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Space Development Agency Experiment To Fly On Northrop Grumman’s Capsule To Space Station

March 1, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Lockheed Martin To Upgrade GPS Satellites For In-Orbit Servicing

February 26, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Maxar Remains On Multiyear Diversification Strategy

February 25, 2021, Courtesy of Space News

Engineers Key To Defense Space Efforts-We Have Your Back

February 23, 2021, Courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense

Lawmakers Call For Open Dialogue On Chinese, Russian Advances In Space And Nuclear Weapons