Tag Archives: Space Vehicles Directorate

U.S. Space Force Offers Alternative to Technology Contracting

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The U.S. Space Force is providing alternative contracting methods through which technology companies may secure opportunities more easily, Space News reported Wednesday. Col. Eric Felt, director of the Air Force Research Laboratory's space vehicles directorate, said at AFWERX's EngageSpace event that his group is searching for technologies that have dual uses.

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AFRL to Pursue New Studies on Ionosphere, Cislunar Space

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Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has unveiled plans for two new space projects administered by AFRL's space vehicles directorate, Space News reported Wednesday. The first project will experiment on low orbit satellite instruments, and the second one will test sensors designed to monitor the space between Earth and the moon.

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Air Force Squadron Decommissions ANGELS Satellite

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The U.S. Air Force‘s third space experimentation squadron decommissioned the Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space satellite Nov. 20 at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. ANGELS tested orbital mechanics of space-based technology platforms, as well as automated spacecraft operations, space situational awareness and rendezvous and proximity methods, the Air …

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Brig. Gen. William Cooley to Head Air Force Research Lab

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Brig. Gen. William Cooley, program executive for programs and integration at the Missile Defense Agency, has been appointed as commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AF Base in Ohio, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. He will lead the laboratory’s efforts to discover, build and integrate warfighting technologies for U.S. air, space and …

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