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What we know about the Pentagon's mysterious X-37B spaceplane and its record-setting mission

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The U.S. military's uncrewed, reusable X-37B space plane just completed its sixth mission after 908 days in orbit.

SDA has big plans for a new app factory to aid battle management

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The Space Development Agency recently released a draft solicitation for the Battle Management Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3) Application Factory.

Accelerating the use of emerging tech is key pillar of new National Defense Strategy

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A "wide-range of newer, faster-building technologies and applications" pose new challenges for the Pentagon, a senior Defense official said.

Army's cyber, space, SOF 'triad' seeks to complement nuclear triad with enhanced deterrence

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The Army's new "triad" is working to integrate cyber, space and special operations capabilities for the joint force.

China's acceleration of aerospace technology seen as building block for 'combat loop'

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China’s maturing space and cyber military component has roughly doubled its number of satellites in orbit over the last three years, raising concerns for Pentagon leadership.

Army to create new offensive cyber and space program office

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Army will create a new offensive cyber and space program office in 2023, spinning it off from its electronic warfare portfolio, according to officials. The new colonel-led, or O-6 level, program office will be under Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors and will be aptly called Program Manager Cyber and Space, officials told reporters at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Tuesday. It will…

Former Space Force tech chief highlights JADC2 hurdles, encourages experimentation

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Experimentation should be prioritized and considered vital to achieving the Pentagon’s ambitious plans to enable the military’s next-generation command and control architecture, according to the Space Force’s former chief technology and innovation officer. The Defense Department’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept aims to connect and leverage all the sensors, shooters and associated assets in its enterprise — across land, sea, air, space, cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum —…

Saltzman tapped to lead Space Force

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President Biden has nominated Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to be the next chief of space operations, the Pentagon announced Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, he would become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Space Force’s top officer as the service tackles major challenges such as defending U.S. space assets against threats posed by advanced adversaries; acquiring new communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities; and…

SpaceWERX explores machine learning for on-orbit servicing, manufacturing

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The Space Force’s innovation arm, SpaceWERX, has tapped Wallaroo Labs to explore and demonstrate how machine learning models can be deployed to advance multiple efforts associated with on-orbit servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (OSAM) missions for the newest U.S. military branch. The company was selected for a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project to help the Space Force fully unleash machine learning within its OSAM-aligned production environments, according to…