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January 22, 2015
EU Forced to Oppose Russian Resolution on Arms Ban in Space
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Jan 22, 2015
European Union countries were under pressure during the December voting on Russia's draft resolution "No first placement of weapons in outer space" (NFP), the head of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov said Tuesday. The NFP resolution was adopted during the UN General Assembly's 69th session in December 2014 with 126 votes in favor, 4 votes against and 46 abstentions. Georgia, Israel, Ukraine and the United States are the four coun ... read more

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U.S. intel agency contracts for BAE Systems software
BAE Systems' commercial GXP Xplorer software is to be used to modernize the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's data stores and libraries. ... more
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China Launches Yaogan-26 Remote Sensing Satellite
The Chinese launched Yaogan Weixing series satellite on Saturday. The launch of Yaogan Weixing-26 took place at 03:22 UTC using a Long March-4B launch rocket from the LC9 launch complex at the Taiyu ... more
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New Angara-A5 Rocket to Enhance Defense Capability of Russia
Russia's new Angara-class rockets will be used to enhance defense capability of Russia and its security partners by putting military and dual-purpose satellites into orbit, the Russian president sai ... more
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Atlas 5 launches spysat payload for NRO
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on Dec. 12 at 7:19 p.m. PST. Designated NROL-35, ... more
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SHERPA and NovaWurks to deploy DARPA Phoenix eXCITe Spacecraft
Spaceflight has announced it has signed NovaWurks to a launch services agreement for the eXCITe spacecraft, which NovaWurks is developing as part of the Phoenix program for the Defense Advanced Rese ... more
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Future of USAF is air, space, cyberspace integration
The commander of Air Force Space Command talked about the fundamental relationship between space operations and everyday life - not only for the military, but for the American people - during a brea ... more
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UN passes resolution banning arms race in outer space
The United Nations General Assembly passed a draft resolution on No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space (NFP) proposed by Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday. ... more
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Russia Tests First Military Space Surveillance Complex
The first surface complex of Russia's military space surveillance system has undergone state tests, Commander of Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Lt. Gen. Alexander Golovko told reporters Monday. ... more
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Whispers about Russia's so-called 'satellite killer' grow louder
Earlier this year, Russia rocketed several satellites into space. They also deposited what was at the time believed to be a piece of space junk. With no declared orbit, the object was tracked by most of the world's space agencies, as well as amateur astronomers. Now, whispers are growing the so-called junk might actually be a "satellite killer." ... more
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Phoenix Releases First Steps Toward Vision of "FedEx to GEO"
Launches of satellites for the Department of Defense (DoD) or other government agencies often cost hundreds of millions of dollars each and require scheduling years in advance for one of the handful ... more
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Boeing demos use of anti-jamming system with existing satellite
Boeing reports that its anti-jamming communications, using a protected tactical waveform, can be used with existing satellites and ground terminals. ... more
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USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks
The U.S. Air Force has picked Intelsat General Corp. to study the use of commercial satellite control network capabilities for government satellite operations. ... more
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Harris to provide geospatial products intelligence agency
Geospatial data services are to be provided to the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency by the Harris Corporation. ... more
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3rd X-37B test vehicle lands at Vandenberg
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:24 a.m. Oct. 17 . "The 30th Space Wing and our missio ... more
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US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth
A top secret US robot space plane landed back on Earth on Friday after a 22-month orbit, officials said, although the craft's mission remains shrouded in mystery. ... more
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SNC contracted for U.S. military technology demonstrator satellite
A next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite is being built by the Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems unit for the U.S. military. ... more
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USAF eyes in the sky provide global weather data
In the absolute silence of space, a special group of satellites circles our planet in a fast, low earth orbit, their cameras and sensors point toward Earth as they record endless data and images of ... more
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Where is that spacecraft
Space surveillance is inherently challenging when compared to other tracking environments due to various reasons, not least of which is the long time gap between surveillance updates. "Unlike the ai ... more
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AFSPC Commander advocates defending space superiority
The Commander of Air Force Space Command Gen. John Hyten charged the Air Force to defend its position and remain on the cutting edge of international space operations during the 2014 Air Force Assoc ... more
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Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces
A number of events are scheduled in Moscow on Friday, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Moscow Air Defense District, established on August 20, 1954, which had evolved by now into the Order of Leni ... more
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Russia to boost nuclear, space defence forces against US
Russia will respond to the United States' "prompt global strike" programme designed to take out targets within an hour by upgrading its nuclear and space defence forces, its deputy prime minister said Wednesday. ... more
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Russian Defense Ministry Denies Reports that Its Satellite Exploded Above US
The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday denied media reports of a Russian military satellite that allegedly exploded above the United States. Earlier in the day, the American Meteor Society pu ... more
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DoD Agrees to Share Space Data with South Korea
The Defense Department has signed a memorandum of understanding to share space situational awareness data with South Korea's Defense Ministry, Pentagon officials said. The accord provides Sout ... more
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Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System
Russian naval vessels are to be equipped with a state of the art tracking system which will be able to receive data from space, a source from the Russian military told RIA Novosti Tuesday. "Th ... more
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