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August 27, 2014
Northrop Grumman team developing space plane
Redondo Beach, Calif. (UPI) Aug 19, 2014
A preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for an experimental space plane with a reusable booster is being developed by Northrop Grumman. The space plane, the XS-1, is envisaged for lifting 3,000-pound class spacecraft into low Earth orbit at a lower cost than current launch equipment. The plane would serve as a test-bed for a new generation of hypersonic aircraft. The work - with team partners Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic - comes under a 13-month phase one contract f ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations
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Japan mulls enhancing missile detecting capability
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Russia Looking To China For Military, Aerospace Components
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

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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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USAF will provide assured access to space
Gen. William L. Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, stressed the importance of maintaining assured access to space to the Senate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and Committee on Commerce, S ... more
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DARPA picks SSL for space hardware integration
The U.S. military has chosen Space Systems/Loral to integrate space flight hardware for small science and technology missions. ... more
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US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites
The US Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said. ... more
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US military awards contracts to design reusable spaceplane
The U.S. military said Tuesday it has awarded contracts to three companies to design an experimental spaceplane conceived as a reusable, unmanned booster with costs, operation and reliability simila ... more
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Advancements In Satcom Helping Meet DoD And Intelligence Needs
iDirect Government Technologies has announced the availability of iDX 3.2.3 software, which meets the military, intelligence and public safety communities' growing needs for increased bandwidth and ... more
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Russia loses its last early warning satellite
The Moscow-based Kommersant newspaper claims citing a source in the Russian Defense Ministry that the last satellite of the Oko-1 ballistic missile attack early warning system has been lost. I ... more
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Brazilian Air Force learns how to control satellites
Brazilian Air Force personnel have completed training in France on operating the South American country's future military communications satellite. ... more
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Defense Sciences Office: at the Edge of Science and National Security
Scientists and engineers in DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) promote and exploit new discoveries across the frontiers of physics, chemistry, and mathematics to identify and accelerate potential ... more
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Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment
Thank you, Mr. President. Excellencies, colleagues, I am pleased to join you at the Conference on Disarmament and to have this opportunity to address an issue that is vital to the interests of the U ... more
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Chinese military hackers target space industry: study
A Chinese military unit has run a hacking campaign that includes sending bogus email in a bid to intercept Western satellite communications and aerospace secrets, a US security firm said. ... more
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Final frontier now complex domain for space safety culture
Space, long thought to be America's final frontier, has transformed over the past several decades into a complex domain the Air Force must operate in safely. Recent Hollywood productions depicting d ... more
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National Security Space: Then.Now.Tomorrow
Well that was far too generous of an introduction. I didn't even recognize any of that myself. It is great to be back at the symposium this year and thank you all for attending this morning. It's an ... more
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Earthly Conflicts Threaten US-Russia Space Cooperation
Angered over U.S. sanctions against Russian officials involved in the annexation of Crimea, and unrest in Eastern Ukraine, Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Moscow may retaliate by r ... more
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Microsystems Technologies Office: Creating A New Electronics Revolution For National Defense
Since its inception in 1992, DARPA'S Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) has helped create and prevent strategic surprise through its investments in compact microelectronic components such as micro ... more
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45th Space Wing launches NRO satellite on board Atlas 5
The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at 9:09 a.m. May 22 carrying a classified national security payload. The pa ... more
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US launches spy satellite, seeks alternative to Russian rocket engine
The US has launched a military satellite into orbit using an Atlas 5 rocket with a Russian-made engine. Following warnings that non-civilian launches may force Russia to ban delivery, the US Senate ... more
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Three defense satellites launched from Plesetsk reached final orbit
A Rokot launch vehicle powered with a Briz-KM upper stage has delivered three defense satellites to a final orbit, Russian Defense Ministry press service and information department spokesman for the ... more
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Atlas 5 rocket powers clandestine satellite launch
Private space company United Launch Alliance launched its Atlas 5 rocket Thursday morning, carrying with it one of the United States' newest spy satellites - the company's latest mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. ... more
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Geopolitical amateur hour
Before we plunge ourselves into Cold War II, it would behoove us to remember what Russia under Putin means to our geopolitical calculus. ... more
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