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Israel launches new spy satellite

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkJerusalem: Israel launched a new reconnaissance satellite early Monday, the defence ministry said, its latest asset to be deployed against arch-enemy Iran. “The Israel Ministry of Defence and Israel Aerospace Industries have successfully launched the ‘Ofek 16’ reconnaissance satellite” at 4:00 am local time (0100 GMT), the ministry said in a statement. The “electro-optical reconnaissance […]https://www.defencetalk.com/israel-launches-new-spy-satellite-2-75846/

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US Space Force orders two new ballistic missile early warning satellites

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DefenceTalkDefense contractor Northrop Grumman has received a $2.375 billion contract to build two ballistic missile early warning satellites for the US Space Force. According to the May 18 announcement of contracts by the Pentagon, Northrop Grumman was handed the $2.375 billion contract to build two Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Polar Space Vehicles, with $70.5 […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-space-force-orders-two-new-ballistic-missile-early-warning-satellites-75609/

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Kleos Space awarded contract on Micro-Satellite Military Utility Project

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DefenceTalkKleos Space, a space-powered RF reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has been awarded a contract to prepare Kleos data to be accessed by the Micro-Satellite Military Utility (MSMU Project) Project Arrangement (PA) which is an agreement under the Responsive Space Capabilities Memorandum of Understanding involving the Departments and Ministries of Defense of Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/kleos-space-awarded-contract-on-micro-satellite-military-utility-project-75597/

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Boeing-built X-37B Launches in 2nd Mission for US Space Force

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DefenceTalkThe Boeing [NYSE: BA]-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane today launched on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Boeing is the prime contractor for the X-37B spaceplane and facilitates the integration of all experiments into the vehicle ensuring they receive the correct power, thermal and data services required. Boeing also works to […]https://www.defencetalk.com/boeing-built-x-37b-launches-in-2nd-mission-for-us-space-force-75568/

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USAF commissioned RAND Space Launch Market Report released

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DefenceTalkLast summer, the Department of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Enterprise requested a RAND Corp. study of the heavy lift launch market. The RAND study confirms the heavy lift launch market is unlikely to support more than two U.S. launch providers in the long term, and highlights the short term schedule […]https://www.defencetalk.com/usaf-commissioned-rand-space-launch-market-report-released-75321/

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Researchers warn commercial satellite boom may threaten US national security

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DefenceTalkThe mass building and deployment of commercial satellites is likely to bring about serious threats to the US’ national security and global interests, as fellow countries quickly work to expand their stakes in space, a new study published by researchers with the Institute of Defense Analyses (IDA) has revealed. Published in the National Defense University’s […]https://www.defencetalk.com/researchers-warn-commercial-satellite-boom-may-threaten-us-national-security-75127/

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Space Force identifies USAF missions for transfer to newest service

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DefenceTalkIn a significant step that enhances the U.S. Space Force’s capabilities and development, the Department of the Air Force has identified 23 U.S. Air Force organizations whose space-related missions will soon transfer to the Space Force. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, in conjunction with Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond and […]https://www.defencetalk.com/space-force-identifies-usaf-missions-for-transfer-to-newest-service-75033/

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US Army looks to leverage ‘low Earth orbit’ satellites

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DefenceTalkConstellations of small satellites orbiting close to Earth may provide faster communications and be less vulnerable than traditional ones, defense officials said Thursday. Larger geosynchronous satellites are very expensive and vulnerable to attack, said Dr. Mark Lewis, director of the Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization Office. He chaired a panel discussion at the Association […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-army-looks-to-leverage-low-earth-orbit-satellites-74784/

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Gen. Thompson makes case for US Space Force, encourages campaign to educate public

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DefenceTalkInvoking history and a vivid recent example, Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, the vice commander of the newly created U.S. Space Force, presented the case Feb. 27 for the new service and how its development as a separate, new force differs from circumstances surrounding the Air Force’s birth in 1947. “Does anybody really believe that […]https://www.defencetalk.com/gen-thompson-makes-case-for-us-space-force-encourages-campaign-to-educate-public-74555/

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US Will Not Let China, Russia Deny Its Space Superiority, DOD Officials Say

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DefenceTalkFalcon 9 Starlink rocketSpace systems underpin virtually every weapon system in the Defense Department’s arsenal, a senior DOD official told Congress. But many systems were designed for an era when there were few threats in space, Dr. James H. Anderson, performing the duties of deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, said today at a hearing of the House […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-will-not-let-china-russia-deny-its-space-superiority-74348/

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