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SPACECOM To Write New Ops War Plan: 100km And Up

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


If the US receives intelligence that Russia is prepping a strike against a US satellite, does SPACECOM task a drone or a B-21 bomber to take it out before it launches? Or does Gen. Raymond choose to simply maneuver the targeted satellite out of the way?

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US Missile Warning Sats Fair Game If No New START?

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US may face destabilizing Russian interference with NTMs “while demand for strategic intelligence on Russian strategic nuclear forces from space-based NTMs goes up significantly,” says Michael Gleason.

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O’Connell: Debris Top Priority in New Space Safety Rules

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and debris mitigation can be seen as just “another high-end data analytics problem,” says Kevin O’Connell, of the Commerce Department.

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Fearing Isolation, Russia Caves on UN Space Guidelines

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The next hurdle may be bringing the military/intelligence community on board because the often norms “do not translate into rules of engagement,” says Carissa Christensen, CEO of Bryce Space & Technology.

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Satellite Firms Debate New Commerce Space Safety Rules

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Industry officials say there remain strong pockets of resistance to any new regulations, especially among aggressive space startups.

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Air Force Sec Says US May Demo New Space Weapon To Deter

Posted by Colin Clark on


The US has more to lose in space than our competitors, so the Pentagon is considering firing a warning shot to showcase what it can do.

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The Stellar Dance: US, Russia Satellites Make Potentially Risky Close Approaches

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


US GSSAP satellites moved to within 10 kilometers of five Russian GEO-based satellites between 2016 and 2018, new Russian space observation data shows.

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What About JMS? Air Force Reanimates ‘Old Clunker’ Space Tracking System

Posted by Colin Clark on


JMS was supposed to revolutionize how the US tracks objects in space. Its billion-dollar bust means the Air Force must revive SPADOC, a widely reviled vestige of the 1980s.

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Russia Builds New Co-Orbital Satellite: SWF, CSIS Say

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“I think the most important bits are … about the recent Russian RPOs likely being an SSA/intelligence program and possibly supporting the new Burevestnik co-orbital program,” said Brian Weeden, technical advisor to the Secure World Foundation.

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Space Mystery: Are Russian Doll Sats a Threat?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The State Department and Pentagon are expressing concern over new Russian and Chinese activities in space, while the White House is pushing for the creation of a Space Force.

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