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India Anti-Satellite Strike: Less Debris Likely, Not Like China’s

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Much of the debris will burn up in the atmosphere in weeks — but the potential for a global arms race in space won’t disappear so soon.

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China Satellite SJ-17, Friendly Wanderer?

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When China published its description of SJ-17, the folks at AGI who track satellites for a living raised their eyebrows. The Chinese said it was an experimental satellite. But “the way they phrased it piqued our interest,” says Bob Hall, standing a dozen feet from AGI’s infamous ice cream stand here.

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Space Council Should Tackle Air Force Weather Sats: Rep. Babins

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                CORRECTED: Raytheon Builds VIIRS WASHINGTON: The Trump Administration’s new Space Council should tackle the thorny interagency problem of how much the Air Force will do to provide weather data to the US government, says the chairman of the House subcommittee that deals with space policy. More than… Keep reading →

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Work Unveils First Space Ops Center For Intel Community And Military

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GEOINT: For the first time, all the nation’s spy satellites and the military’s satellites will be tracked from a single   location, allowing the two communities to develop tactics, techniques and procedures together, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said here today. “But the thing we need most is a space operations center, and we are intent… Keep reading →

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