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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force to Capitalize on Small, Fast Satellites

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, the U.S. Space Force's chief of space operations, said microelectronics and advanced propulsion can enable small satellites that can be deployed in large numbers while having the computing power to rapidly transmit data. He said at an Arizona State University-sponsored virtual conference that USSF wants to capitalize on these technologies as the military updates satellite networks.

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US, South Korea Formalize Space Security Partnership

Space Security

The U.S. Space Force signed a memorandum of agreement with the South Korean air force to strengthen the two countries’ space security cooperation and create a joint space policy consultative body. Under the MOA, the two military agencies established a foundation to further improve military cooperation in space policy, space data sharing and technological support.

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Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein: Space Systems Command Adopts Digital Engineering

Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein

Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein, who leads the recently launched Space Systems Command (SSC), said SSC will capitalize on digital engineering as it develops technologies. Digital models allow technology developers to virtually trial a system across design, assembly, testing and maintenance. The SSC commander spoke at this year's Space Symposium about SSC's use of this approach.

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AFRL Receives Quantum Info Science Research Center Designation; Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle Quoted

Heather Pringle

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has received designation as a central hub for exploring the application of quantum computing technologies to the Department of the Air Force. John Roth, who served as acting SecAF from January to July 2021, signed off on a memo April 23 to grant the Quantum Information Science Research Center status to AFRL. 

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Shawn Barnes: Space Force Should Handle Contracts by Portfolio

Shawn Barnes

Shawn Barnes, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for space acquisition and integration, said the Space Force could improve contracting through an organized portfolio-based approach. He said Tuesday at the Sea-Air-Space conference that managing contracts by portfolio provides more agility compared to managing them per single program.

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Col. Timothy Sejba: Space Force Opens Center for On-Orbit Experiment and Prototyping Work

Timothy Sejba

The U.S. Space Force's acquisition and development organization unveiled a 5,930-square-foot facility at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico that will focus on developing and demonstrating warfighting technologies for the USSF mission. The Rendezvous and Proximity Satellite Operations Center is built to host as many as 50 command-and-control system operators and support personnel, SMC said Wednesday.

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ASRC Federal Awarded $83M USSF Contract For Space Operation Services; CEO Jennifer Felix Quoted

Jennifer Felix

ASRC Federal System Solutions announced Wednesday that the company secured an estimated $83 million U.S. Space Force (USSF) contract to support the Space Operations Command's Wing Information & Communications Support (WICS II) contract. The contract will run for seven years and requires ASRC Federal to deliver space operations, maintenance and logistics services for the recently activated Delta 6 and Delta 8 organizations.

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Air Force Research Lab Publishes Guidance on Cislunar Space

Lunar Mission

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released a document designed to help military servicemen understand the cislunar space concept, which refers to the space between Earth and the moon. The document, titled “A Primer on Cislunar Space,” features a description of cislunar space, related details and specific measurements to help readers determine the space's physical coverage.

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Report: Space Force to Take Management Responsibility for Navy, Army Satcom Services

Space Delta 8

A U.S. Space Force delta will assume the responsibility for operations of 11 narrowband communications satellites currently managed by the Navy and satcom payloads being operated by the Army. Space Delta 8, which is headquartered at Schriever AF Base in Colorado, is scheduled to commence the transition process in October as USSF aims to establish an integrated satcom enterprise that would connect military users.

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