Category Archives: Space Force

“SpaceX shut down a Russian electromagnetic warfare attack in Ukraine last month — and the Pentagon is taking notes” – TTG

Brig. Gen. Tad Clark, director of the Air Force’s electromagnetic spectrum superiority directorate, said modern wars will increasingly involve electromagnetic warfare, particularly to shape the battlefield when conflicts begin. Dave Tremper, director of electronic warfare for the Office of the … Continue reading

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 The direct-ascent ASAT missile test ban – TTG

WASHINGTON – Vice President Kamala Harris announced April 18 that the United States will ban direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) missile tests that create orbital debris. “These tests are dangerous and we will not conduct them,” Harris said in a speech at Vandenberg … Continue reading

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NRO prefers Space X for launches

“A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office was launched into space from California on Sunday. The NROL-85 satellite lifted off at 6:13 a.m. from Vandenberg Space Force Base aboard a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It was the … Continue reading

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“US Space Force preparing to decommission legacy command and control system”

“By the end of this year, the Space Force hopes to have fully transitioned from its legacy space catalog system to a modernized command and control capability — a milestone years in the making. The service is in the process … Continue reading

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A dustpan in the sky.

While there are well over 20,000 trackable pieces of space debris, what also concerns the Space Force is the number of smaller objects (such as screws or flecks of paint) that would not be able to be tracked. Industry representatives have more … Continue reading

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Launch/atlas-v-511-ussf-8

“USSF-8 will launch two identical Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites GSSAP-5 and GSSAP-6 directly to a near-geosynchronous orbit approximately 36,000 km above the equator. Data from the GSSAP will uniquely contribute to timely and accurate orbital predictions, further … Continue reading

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“What will the US Space Force be able to do with its new GPS III variant?”

 “New GPS III Follow-on satellites — or GPS IIIF for short — will continue to improve the constellation’s accuracy and protection against jamming. GPS III satellites are already a substantial upgrade to the current constellation, providing three times greater accuracy … Continue reading

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LCRD launched this morning

“The goal of the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration project is to prove the utility of bidirectional optical communications relay services between geosynchronous orbit and Earth. The project supports the advanced communications, navigation, and avionics exploration key focus areas. This effort … Continue reading

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Space Force shuns the idea of war in space.

Nicolas Chaillan, who served as the first chief software officer for both the Air Force and Space Force, said China and Russia are ahead of the U.S. in the “most critical war-fighting capabilities that will make it or break it … Continue reading

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Better than sharks with frickin laser beams – TTG

China’s new hypersonic missile demonstrated an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise, report says Alia Shoaib, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 7:39 AM In August, China tested a hypersonic missile that orbited the Earth before speeding towards its … Continue reading

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