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November 20, 2014
Whispers about Russia's so-called 'satellite killer' grow louder
Washington (UPI) Nov 18, 2014
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." The Russian name for satellite killer is "Istrebitel Sputnikov," and during the Cold War this pair of words would have been quickly recognized by U.S. ... read 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
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USAF eyes in the sky provide global weather data
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Where is that spacecraft
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AFSPC Commander advocates defending space superiority
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Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces
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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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Russia Proceeding With Plans for Grouped Military Satellites
Russia is not intending to review its plans for creating grouped military satellites, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday. "All of these plans have been confirmed and they won' ... more
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U.S. military destroys experimental hypersonic weapon
Four seconds into the test launch of an experimental hypersonic weapon, on Monday, U.S. military officials were forced to abandon the mission and cue the weapon to self-destruct. ... more
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Space Command team wins national award
The United States Department of Energy and the Federal Interagency Energy Management Task Force announced Headquarters Air Force Space Command and the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron Energy Team as the ... more
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Japan mulls enhancing missile detecting capability
Japan is mulling to further and effectively use space to detect early signs of ballistic missile so as to boost its defense capabilities, local media reported on Saturday. The Japanese Defense ... more
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Northrop Grumman team developing space plane
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AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations
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Russia Looking To China For Military, Aerospace Components
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Japan to launch military space force: report
Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said. ... more
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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency taps BAE Systems for assist
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's effort to transform its intelligence data and products is being assisted by BAE Systems. ... more
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US launches 2 spy geo-satellites to track 'nefarious capability' of other nations
The US Air Force has successfully orbited two geosynchronous satellites to monitor all other space devices operating on the same strategic orbit, because of the "nefarious capability" other nations ... more
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China conducts land-based missile interception test
China has announced the success of a missile interception test conducted from land. The test, conducted within its territory late on Wednesday, "achieved the preset goal", according to a statement p ... more
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'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite
After years of delay, Russia plans to deploy this year the first satellite of its new constellation replacing the space component of the early warning system, Russian media reported. It will also do ... more
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