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James Mattis: Lawmakers OK DoD’s $400M Reprogramming Plan for Missile Defense

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said defense panels in Congress have approved the Pentagon’s plan to shift approximately $440 million in unspent fiscal 2017 funds from operations and maintenance accounts into missile defense initiatives amid North Korea’s nuclear weapon pursuit, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Mattis announced the approval at a Senate …

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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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NASA to Install Equipment on Orbital ATK Spacecraft as Part of TESS Explorer Mission

NASA will install cameras and science data processing computers for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-built Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite onto an Orbital ATK spacecraft in the coming weeks following the platform’s completion of a systems integration review. The space agency said Saturday that independent technical and scientific experts reviewed the TESS …

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Senate OKs Russia, Iran Sanctions Bill With Amendment for Russian-Made Rocket Engines

The Senate voted 98-2 Thursday to pass a bill that would enact new sanctions against Russia and require the White House to secure congressional approval before lifting any current sanctions, Reuters reported Thursday. The proposed legislation seeks to penalize Russia for its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, involvement in …

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NASA & Russian Personnel Launch on Soyuz for ISS Science Investigation Mission

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko have launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Russian made space rocket headed to the International Space Station. NASA said Wednesday the three Expedition 49 participants will conduct more than 250 science investigations in areas such as biology, …

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