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Report: Air Force Mulls Satellite Constellation Expansion

The U.S. Air Force is considering procurement of small satellites that can augment or serve as backups to the country’s existing military satellite constellation, Defense One reported Monday. The report said Air Force officials aim to make it more difficult for adversaries to disrupt space-based services through a satellite diversification effort. …

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House OKs $692B Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill

The House voted 356-70 Tuesday to pass a conferenced version of a defense spending bill that would allocate $626.4 billion in base budget and $65.7 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Tuesday. The compromise FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would authorize a 2.4 percent pay increase …

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Report: Fiscal 2018 Defense Bill Includes Natl Security Space Mgmt Reform

A final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act unveiled by a congressional conference committee Wednesday seeks to reform the U.S. military’s current management system for the national security space enterprise, Space News reported Thursday. The $692 billion NDAA would require transfer of space-related organizational, training and equipping powers to the Air Force …

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DISA Supports Air Force Command ORS-5 Satellite Communications

The Defense Information Systems Agency has contributed a converged access network for the Air Force Space Command and a military satellite tracking station to communicate with a new space surveillance satellite currently in orbit. AFSC and its mission partners receive data from Operationally Responsive Space-5 via DISA’s Converged Access Lite Network, the agency said Tuesday. The …

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