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Space Force Seeks Commercial Partners for ‘Deep Space’ Defense Acrhitecture; Col. Russell Teehan, Col. Joseph Roth Quoted

Space Security

The U.S. Space Force plans to partner with commercial entities for government programs aimed at establishing a deep-space architecture. Col. Russell Teehan said that the military branch envisions a “notional operational architecture” that will defend the nation’s space assets while handling strategic and theater activities.

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U.S. Space Force, U.K. Launch Global Pitch Competition for Space Tech; Will Roper Quoted

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force and the U.K. military have agreed to jointly fund a competition that encourages startups to propose and develop space technologies. Participants of the International Space Pitch Day will get the chance to win part of a $1M pool allotted for space technology investment, Los Angeles Air Force Base said Monday.

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Space Force Reorganizes Field Command Structure; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. Jay Raymond

The U.S. Space Force has launched a reorganization effort in a push to realign previous Air Force command structures into the new service branch’s field organization framework. The Space Force said that the new command structure will include three subunits, namely field command, delta or garrison with regards to focus and squadron requirements.

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Space Force to Begin Transitioning More Than 2.4K USAF Personnel in September; David Thompson Quoted

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

The U.S. Space Force has chosen 2,410 space operations personnel from the U.S. Air Force to transfer to the new military branch starting Sept. 1. Space Force said that the selected personnel will assume space systems operations (1C6) and space operations (13S) duties as part of the transition.

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Northrop’s Minotaur Rocket to Carry NRO Satellite Mission for Space Force

Minotaur Rocket

The U.S. Space Force has completed flight readiness review activities for a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) mission focused on sending four satellite payloads to orbit for intelligence missions. The Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) said that NRO Launch-129 will lift off from NASA’s launch complex on Wallops Island in Virginia as part of the Orbital/Suborbital Program 3 (OSP-3) initiative.

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Space Force Unveils Program to Bolster Commercial Satcom Security

U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is creating an effort to bolster the cybersecurity of the Department of Defense's (DoD) commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) systems. The Infrastructure Asset Pre-Assessment (IA-PRE) program aligns with USSF's mission to have the U.S. military supported by the most secure commercial satcom systems. 

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