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Hypersonics: Lockheed Says Supply Chain Is ‘The Test’

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The hard part is no longer the technology to fly at more than Mach 5: It’s putting together all the parts to build hypersonic missiles in bulk.

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LeoLabs’ New Radar Tracks Tiny Space Debris

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LeoLabs CEO and co-founder Dan Ceperley says the firm has a mission “to drive a new era of transparency in LEO.”

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Survey Says: MilCom Networks Are Fragile, Outdated

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Those polled said that resiliency and cyber protection are the two most valued requirements for future milcom systems. The survey also found that there is widespread agreement that the current acquisition systems in place across the Air Force, Army, Navy and DoD are too creaky.

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SDA’s $11B Five-Year Budget Draft Not Likely To Fly

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“This is not going to be helpful over on the Hill,” one former congressional staffer said of SDA’s $11 billion, five-year draft budget. “In fact, it could put the final nails in SDA’s coffin.”

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Revolutionary SATCOM Vision Hits Raymond’s Desk: AFSPC

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The vision itself isn’t the only thing that is needed, industry sources say. A concept of operations is required for how the Air Force will manage different user needs and interact with different industry providers. “The vision is out, but there is no concept of operations,” said one source.

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DARPA In Talks With New Robot Sat Servicing Company

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The robot satellite known as RSGS will provide four types of service: inspection of anomalies that appear in a satellite’s operations; assist with adjustments to a satellite’s orbit; correct mechanical problems; and, help install new payloads to upgrade capabilities.

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TRANSCOM Chief Lyons: No Plan To Delay Retirement of More KC-135s

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Gen. Stephen Lyons, the Army general heading up TRANSCOM, says there is no ongoing work for a space plane to carry supplies.

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EU Plan To Boost Space Industry Draws White House Ire

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Scott Pace, executive director of the National Space Council, warned the EU about its plan for promoting homegrown industry — ironically, while speaking at an Atlantic Council event on the need for improved transatlantic relations in space.

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New Space BMC2 System To Debut at Corona: Raymond

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“A lot of the challenges we face in space are big data problems,” says Gen. John Raymond, who is dual-hatted as commander of Space Command and Air Force Space Command.

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Air Force Brass Lead New SpaceCom Subcommand

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CFSCC’s mission includes executing “tactical control over globally dispersed Air Force, Army, and Navy space units that command satellites in every orbital regime.”

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