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Space Force Gets Initial Operational Capability of Space Fence Radar

The U.S. Space Force has attained the initial operational capability of a radar system designed to help the service branch identify and track objects in orbit. The Space Fence radar is designed to boost space situational awareness across satellites, debris, depleted boosters and other orbiting objects, USSF said Friday.

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ULA Announces Launch of the First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force; Gary Wentz Quoted

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket has entered final preparations to launch the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, the organization announced on Tuesday

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Lockheed Reaches New Milestones in Missile Defense Agency Radar Program

The Missile Defense Agency expects Lockheed Martin to fully deliver the Long Range Discrimination Radar this year, with the achievement of recent milestones. The program already reached delivery milestones for the radar's first 10 antenna panels, Lockheed said Tuesday. The delivered panels make up half of the radar's antenna arrays. Each array measures 27 feet in height.

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Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, NASA Complete Final ACM Tests for Artemis II Mission; Pat Nolan Quoted

Northrop Grumman, NASA and Lockheed Martin have successfully completed the third and final qualification test of the Attitude Control Motor (ACM) integrated into NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS), Northrop Grumman announced on Thursday

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John Rood to Step Down as Defense Undersecretary for Policy

John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, will step down from his post at the Department of Defense on Feb. 28, CNN reported Wednesday. President Trump confirmed Rood’s resignation in a tweet posted Wednesday. Sources told the publication Rood’s departure stems from several issues, including the handling of military aid to Ukraine.

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Mars Recconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft Enters Flash Memory Maintenance

A multipurpose spacecraft designed by Lockheed Martin to study and monitor Mars' surface has entered a hiatus on Feb. 17 to allow engineers in performing long-distance maintenance efforts from Earth. The team is updating the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's battery parameters as well as planetary position cables within the flash memory, NASA said Tuesday.

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