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Air Force to Deliver Satellite, Space Debris Data Storage to Dept of Commerce

The U.S. Air Force is slated to hand over a library of space and satellite debris data to the Department of Commerce to delegate space notification responsibilities to the agency, Spacenews reported Friday. President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 3 ordering the Department of Defense to provide public space situational awareness data to the Department of Commerce.

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Thales Defense & Security Adds Gen. James L. Jones, Dr. Ray Johnson & Alan Kessler to Board of Directors; Mike Sheehan Quoted

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. announced on Tuesday that General James L. Jones, formerly of the U.S. Marine Corps., Dr. Ray Johnson and Alan Kessler have been appointed new members of Thales’ board of directors. 

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Air Force Stands New Field Agency to Augment Medical Capabilities

The Air Force Medical Service formed a new field agency to optimize the U.S. Air Force's operational medical readiness. Led by Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency is established to manage expeditionary medical functions, mission support requirements and medical readiness efforts, the service branch said Monday.

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US Space Command to House Two Commands at Colorado, California

The U.S. Space Command is set to locate its two major command units at U.S. Air Force bases in Colorado and California, Space News reported Sunday. The command's Joint Task Force Space Defense unit will be stationed at the Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado and is assigned to defend military satellites. 

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Air Force Completes Initial Flight Test of AGM-183A Hypersonic Weapon

The U.S. Air Force tested a prototype version of a hypersonic weapon aboard the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft on Wednesday at the Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft held a sensor-only iteration of the AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon to collect external impact, vibration and handling data for the weapon and the B-52 unit, the Air Force said Thursday.

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NOAA Launching COSMIC-2 Satellites for Space Weather Forecast Mission

Six COSMIC-2 satellites will deploy aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon Heavy spacecraft on June 24 as part of a U.S. Air Force mission that aims to optimize space weather monitoring and forecast functions. The satellites will gather weather, atmospheric and electron density data in the ionosphere to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast climate and weather conditions as part of the Space Test Program-2 mission, the agency said Tuesday.

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Air Force Students Pitch Ideas Under Think Tank Initiative

The U.S. Air Force launched an initiative to address the military service's concerns through the presentation of various concepts. Three groups of students from Air University's squadron officer school were tasked to pitch their ideas in updating the service branch's set of processes to senior officials as part of the Think Tank initiative, the Air Force said Monday.

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