Category Archives: U.S.

USAF Space Command discontinues space surveillance system

Due to resource constraints caused by sequestration, Air Force Space Command has directed the 21st Space Wing to prepare to discontinue operations at the Air Force Space Surveillance System by Oct. 1. Final decisions on all Fiscal Year 2014 budget … Continue reading

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US missile defense test fails: Pentagon

America’s missile defense system failed on Friday in a test over the Pacific, with an interceptor failing to hit an incoming ballistic missile, the Pentagon said. The miss represented yet another setback for the costly ground-based interceptors, which have not … Continue reading

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United Launch Alliance Monopoly on Satellite Launches to be Ended by Pentagon

The U.S. Defense Department plans to open more than a dozen rocket launches to competition, moving to end a monopoly held by a Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing (BA) Co. joint venture. The Air Force is authorized to buy as many as … Continue reading

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Delicate rescue saves stranded $1.7B US AEHF satellite

Air Force ground controllers delicately rescued a $1.7 billion military communications satellite last year that had been stranded in the wrong orbit and at risk of blowing up — all possibly because a piece of cloth had been left in … Continue reading

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M/V Delta Mariner Rocket Carrier Destroys Kentucky Bridge

U.S. Coast Guard has received a salvage plan submitted by Foss Maritime, owners of the stranded DELTA MARINER.   Local divers have confirm that debris from the bridge was not in contact with the ship’s hull and importantly that the … Continue reading

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Experimental U.S. STSS Missile Defense Satellites Passed Vital Tests

A pair of experimental U.S. missile defense satellites has passed a series of vital tests in space, spotting three missile launches and successfully relaying data about their trajectories to observers on Earth. The two satellites make up the Space Tracking … Continue reading

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