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  • Air Force Space Commander: ‘Our constellations are like slow kids in gym class that can’t run very fast’
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    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. —  For those who have a hard time understanding why the U.S. military is worried about a war in space, Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond offered a vivid analogy: He compared the constellations that the military has on orbit today to “slow kids in gym class that... Read more »
  • Commercial crew providers believe they now meet NASA safety requirements
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    ORLANDO — Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. A key issue in the development of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and... Read more »
  • Orbital Insight acquires computer vision startup FeatureX
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    SAN FRANCISCO — Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. It was the first acquisition made by Orbital Insight, a firm that has raised $78.7... Read more »
  • Wilson: $13 billion Space Force cost estimate is ‘conservative’
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    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said her initial $13 billion cost estimate to stand up a Space Force and sustain it for five years is likely to be revised upward as more data is crunched. In a detailed memo submitted on Friday to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick... Read more »
  • Air Force eyes commercial options to gain intelligence on space threats
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    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Air Force is turning to the private sector for fresh sources of intelligence about orbital activities. Space operators also are looking at technologies like artificial intelligence to analyze data so they can anticipate potential hazards, predict space weather and satellite anomalies. In both commercial and military... Read more »
  • Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal has people buzzing
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    This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space... Read more »
  • What are people talking about at Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium?
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    This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. The Air Force’s advocacy group, the Air Force Association, is taking off the gloves and pointedly voicing opposition to separating... Read more »

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Launch Date Launch Site Rocket Payload Mission
– 9 March Kourou Ariane 5 ECA Hot Bird 7A, SPAINSAT Communication satellites
– 14 March Vandenberg Pegasus Space Tech 5 3 micro satellites
– 30 March Baikonur Soyuz ISS 12S Expedition 12 crew
– 20 April Cape Canaveral Atlas 5 Astra 1KR Communication satellite
– 10 May Cape Canaveral Discovery STS-121 Manned spaceflight
– 17 May Baikonur Proton-M Hot Bird 8 Communication satellite
– 30 Juin Baikonur Soyuz Fregat METOP Weather satellite
– 22 July Cape Canaveral Delta 2 STEREO Study of the Sun