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Report: Foreign Power Competitors Advance Anti-Satellite Tech

Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C., said U.S. adversaries have been developing technologies designed to attack satellites, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. The think thank recently published a report that tackles the four different aspects threatening U.S. space assets: kinetic physical, non-kinetic physical, cyber and electronic.

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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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Raytheon Obtains Regulatory Approvals to Close UTC Acquisition; Tom Kennedy, Greg Haynes Quoted

Raytheon and United Technologies Corporation have announced that the companies have received the necessary regulatory approvals for their all-stock merger of equals and expect to close the merger prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, April 3, 2020, Raytheon reported on Monday

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NASA Seeks Designs for Lunar Soil Collection Drum

NASA has launched a competition in search of a new lunar soil collection tool for a certain digging robot under development. The Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot or RASSOR requires a new bucket drum for storage of lunar soil, also known as regolith, the space agency said March 17.

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AIAA Asks Policymakers to Protect Supply Chain In Lieu of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has stalled the global economy, impaired businesses and continues to impact the world and global economy; as a result, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has requested that policymakers protect the defense industry supply chain, the organization announced on Monday

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NASA’s Robotic Arm Approach Fixes Mars Lander Problem

NASA used a robotic arm push to address a technical issue that rendered a Mars lander unable to dig as designed, CNN reported Thursday. The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport or InSight lander's robotic shovel arm applied force to a heat probe that didn't function properly due to a lack of friction.

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