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April 01, 2015
Japan launches replacement spy satellite
Tokyo (AFP) March 26, 2015
Japan on Thursday successfully launched a replacement spy satellite, its aerospace agency said, as an existing device comes to the end of its working life. Tokyo put spy satellites into operation in the 2000s after its erratic neighbour North Korea fired a mid-range ballistic missile over the Japanese mainland and into the western Pacific in 1998. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launched the H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern J ... read more

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US-India Space Security Cooperation: A Partnership for the 21st Century
At the State Department, my colleagues and I are focused on the tools needed to promote global security as well as stable, strategic relationships with friends and partners around the world. A ... more
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China's Hypersonic Glide Vehicle: A Threat to the United States
Beijing's significant military advance has been furthered with its venture into hypersonic weapons systems. China is working on hypersonic cruise missiles for which it is working on scramjet engines ... more
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SBIRS constellation forms under one roof
Airmen from the 460th Operations Group have made history by successfully completing the first series of Space Based Infrared System satellite and antenna communication on Jan. 28-30 from Block 10, ... more
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Leaks Show S Africa Spied on Itself for Details of Joint Satellite Project
South Africa's intelligence agency relied on a spy who had access to Russian military intelligence to uncover details of its own government's involvement in a $100 million joint satellite surveillan ... more
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See Me: DARPA Seeks Tiny Satellites to Map Terrain for US Troops
An American defense contractor is developing small satellites capable of quickly providing US ground troops with images of their surroundings. In December, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Age ... more
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Too Ambitious to be True? Iran Plans to Send Humans to Space by 2016
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Signals to Alien Worlds Pose No Threat of Invasion
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Are Spy Agencies Funding Weather Weapon Research
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AFSPC thinks outside of the box
Air Force Space Command is making new waves in improvements and creativity with their cost-saving "Out of the Box Innovation" program. The purpose of the program is to collect strategically fo ... more
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Air Force conducts massive protected MILSATCOM test
The Air Force concluded a six-month rigorous and complex multiservice operational test and evaluation of its Advanced Extremely High Frequency system in January at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado ... more
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Squad X Core Technologies Seeks to Bring Technological Advances to the Infantry Squad
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US Concerned by Growing Expertise of China, Russia Space Capabilities
Multiple countries, especially China and Russia, pose a grave threat to US space security systems with advanced technologies they have developed that can disrupt satellite communications and operati ... more
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Germany joins Space Situational Awareness program
Germany is to receive space situational information and services from the U.S. Air Force under an agreement signed recently with the U.S. Strategic Command. ... more
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L-3 Communications continues support work for NSA
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BAE Systems tapped to train intel agency analysts
BAE Systems reports it is to provide mission essential training and instruction support to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency personnel. ... more
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Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea
A space scientist at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Technology Agency and DMC International Imaging, has been trialling a concept for using satellite imag ... more
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Japan Successfully Launches New Spy Satellite
Japan successfully completed the launch of a radar reconnaissance satellite on Sunday morning, the Kyodo news agency reports. The launch was performed from the Tanegashima Space Center in the Kagosh ... more
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EU Forced to Oppose Russian Resolution on Arms Ban in Space
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-Prolifer ... more
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US Navy uses Russian rocket engines to launch comsat
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched an Atlas V rocket, carrying the US Navy's heaviest national security payload on Tuesday evening, according to live video footage from the launc ... more
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USAF awards support contract for space launch and test sites
A joint venture company of Raytheon and General Dynamics is to operate, maintain and sustain U.S. Air Force launch and test ranges in Florida and California. ... more
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Russia to Merge Air, Space Forces in 2015
Russia will create an Air-Space Force from the merger of its Air Force and Space Forces in 2015, the country's Armed Forces General Staff chief, Valery Gerasimov, said Tuesday. "A new type of ... 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
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New Angara-A5 Rocket to Enhance Defense Capability of Russia
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