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November 19, 2019 | Source: Scientific American, www.scientificamerican.com, Jeremy Hu, 4 November 2019
Kilometer-Long Space Tether Tests Fuel-Free Propulsion
A massive cloud of space junk—containing more than 23,000 pieces larger than 10 cm across—is currently zooming around Earth with an average speed of about 36,000 km per hour. And...
September 9, 2019 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, Dana A. Goward, 23 August 2019
Russia, China Alliance on Navigation Satellites Threatens GPS
Russia and China have been increasingly moving toward greater synergies between their respective satellite navigation systems since at least 2015. The stated goals of the two...
August 28, 2019 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, Connie Lee, 15 August 2017
Small Businesses Sought for Space Accelerator Program
The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate is reaching out to small businesses to explore space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance technologies...
August 13, 2019 | Source: AFRL, Donna Lindner, 5 August 2019
AFRL Investigating Space Weather Effects on Satellite Materials
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in partnership with several universities, has investigated the effects of space weather...
Survivability and Vulnerability
August 12, 2019 | Source: Universe Today, universetoday.com, Evan Gough, 23 July 2019
LightSail 2 Just Deployed Its Sails in Space, and It's a Glorious Moment for Science
LightSail 2 has successfully deployed its solar sails. Shortly after 12:00 pm PST (19:00 UTC) The Planetary Society tweeted that the sails were deployed, and that the spacecraft...
June 12, 2019 | Source: Aviation Week, aviationweek.com, Thierry Dubois, 7 June 2019
Arianespace Readies for Two New Launchers in Kourou
One year from now, Arianespace is expected to be halfway between the first flights of two new launchers, the clean-sheet-design Ariane 6 and the upgraded Vega C. As if these were...
May 22, 2019 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, John Keller, 23 April 2019
IARPA to Brief Industry on Data Fusion Project in Multispectral Imaging for Intelligence Analysis
U.S. intelligence experts will brief industry on 29 May 2019 on a project to blend data from satellite-based multispectral imaging sensors and visible-light sensors to detect...
April 23, 2019 | Source: Inverse, Mike Brown, 13 April 2019
Falcon Heavy Launch Paves the Way for Starlink and Air Force Satellites
Falcon Heavy has flown its first commercial mission, and there’s plenty more where that came from. The world’s most powerful operational rocket sent up the Arabsat-6A...
March 26, 2019 | Source: spaceflightnow.com, Spaceflight Now, Stephen Clark, 16 March 2019
Delta 4 Rocket Launches Air Force’s 10th WGS Broadband Satellite
United Launch Alliance placed a new satellite in orbit with a fiery Friday night blastoff from Cape Canaveral, using a version of the Delta 4 rocket that is nearing retirement to...
March 5, 2019
Modeling Directed-Energy Effects to Satellites
What is the status of a Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual (JMEM)-like capability for directed-energy effects to satellites? A DSIAC subject matter expert (SME)...
Survivability and Vulnerability