Tag Archives: U.S. Space Command

Maj. Gen. David Miller: Space Command Needs New Tech to Detect Malicious Space Activity

David Miller

Maj. Gen. David Miller, director of operations, training and force development at U.S. Space Command, said the military needs industry's help to attain new technologies that monitor the space activities of adversaries. Miller said at the Space Sector Market Conference in Massachusetts that Space Command currently relies on outdated ground system that were not designed based on modern needs.

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Navy to Apply Space Awareness Tech Across Ships; Rear Adm. Michael Bernacchi Quoted

Michael Bernacchi

The U.S. Navy plans to implement various space technologies across over 30 warships to support the Department of Defense's overall space pursuits, Defense One reported Thursday. Rear Adm. Michael Bernacchi, the director for strategy, plans and policy at U.S. Space Command, said that the Navy wants to install space domain awareness technologies on ships.

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Gen. John Raymond Confirms U.S. is Developing Directed-Energy-Systems For Space Defense; Gen. James Dickinson Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, recently acknowledged that the U.S. is currently developing directed-energy systems to maintain American space superiority. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has researched using space-based lasers to intercept ballistic missiles in the past and some nations have ground-based laser dazzling weapons that blind on-orbit sensors. 

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Lt. Gen. John Shaw: Spacecom Plans Space Domain Partnerships With NASA, Industry

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command (Spacecom), said that Spacecom and NASA could enter into a partnership in the coming months to address planetary threats that could hamper space domain awareness. He added that Spacecom is looking to work with the private sector to build satellite communications technology. 

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USAF Secretary Barbara Barrett Prefers Redstone Arsenal as Space Command HQ Location

Barbara Barrett

Barbara Barrett, secretary of the Air Force, wants to establish U.S. Space Command's headquarters at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, following a series of on-site and virtual assessments. The secretary selected the site based on an evaluation of mission factors, community support, costs and infrastructure capacity. Other alternative locations for the HQ include sites in Florida, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico.

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U.S. Joins South American Partners to Discuss Common Space Opportunities; Lt. Col. Peter Atkinson Quoted

Space Security

The U.S. Space Force, U.S. Space Command and U.S. Southern Command jointly held a virtual event with South American partners to highlight multi-national space security cooperation in the region. The Americas Space Conference gathered stakeholders from Peru, Chile, Brazil, Colombia and the U.S. to discuss common interests in space-focused national security, USSPACECOM said Friday.

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Gen. James Dickinson: Spacecom Eyes HQ Relocation, Workforce Expansion in 2021

Gen. James Dickinson

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, has said the command seeks to expand its personnel beyond 1,000 ahead of the potential relocation of its headquarters in 2021. He noted that Spacecom is working to ensure that space is a “safe domain in which to operate.”

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Maj. Gen. John Shaw Nominated to Lead Space Command

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

President Trump has nominated Maj. Gen. John Shaw, commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) and the Space Operations Command, to serve as deputy commander at the U.S. Space Command. Shaw will elevate to the rank of lieutenant general once he receives confirmation from the Senate, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Thursday.

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