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Lt. Gen. William Liquori: Space Force Budget Should Cover Nat’l Security, Collaborative Efforts

Lt. Gen. William Liquori

Lt. Gen. William Liquori, deputy chief of Space Operations for strategy, plans, programs, requirements and analysis, has said that expanding space domain access is key to fortifying national security while ensuring scientific and economic leadership. Liquori said that the U.S. Space Force is working to defend the nation and its allies’ “freedom of action” while protecting space commerce. 

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SMC’s Brig. Gen. D. Jason Cothern on Continuing Partnerships With Heavy-Lift Launch Providers

D. Jason Cothern

Brig. Gen. D. Jason Cothern, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), said the U.S. Space Force will continue working with launch providers after selecting two contractors for a national security mission. The Space Force previously awarded contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) to utilize the former’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy vehicles.

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Air Force to Highlight Digital Transformation Effort on Virtual Event

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is slated to host a virtual industry day Sept. 21 to discuss the service branch's digital transformation initiative and strategy to industry and academia. The industry day will showcase digital engineering efforts from select programs and expound how the Air Force and the U.S. Space Force will conduct business in the future. 

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Space Force Conducts First Article Test for Anti-Jamming Tech

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force concluded the third increment of a first article test (FAT) for an anti-jamming technology designed for the service branch's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. The Mitigation and Anti-Jam Enhancement capability underwent adaptive nulling and detection tests and cleared 165 requirements during the FAT. 

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Maj. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to Lead Space Force’s Cyber, Nuclear Operations

B. Chance Saltzman

Maj. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman has received a promotion to lieutenant general, becoming the U.S. Space Force's first promoted general officer. Saltzman will serve as the Space Force's deputy chief of space operations for cyber and nuclear, a role through which he will oversee the service's sustainment, operational, nuclear-related and intelligence aspects.

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Space Force Publishes First Doctrine to Define Service Mission; Gen. Jay Raymond Quoted

Gen. Jay Raymond

The U.S. Space Force has issued its first doctrine, a document that tackles the service branch's approach as a distinct military force and role in joint missions. The Space Force intends to update the doctrine over time based on future application and evaluation.

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Space Force, Lockheed Ship GPS III SV04 Satellite for Launch Preparations

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force and Lockheed Martin have delivered a new GPS satellite to Florida-based Astrotech Space Operations for launch preparations. GPS III Space Vehicle 04 will deliver anti-jam capabilities and work alongside other GPS satellites to provide positioning, navigation and timing across the globe.

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