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Space Force Opens Warfighting Laboratory Under AFRL; Col. Eric Felt Quoted

U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force has opened a $12.8 million facility dedicated to research development of space military technology. Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday to celebrate opening the Space Warfighting Operations R&D (SWORD) laboratory. The SWORD lab takes 26,000 square feet of space for laboratory operations and office activities of 65 scientific, technical and support personnel. 

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Space-Based Capabilities Critical to U.S. National Security, DOD Officials Say

John Hill

John Hill, principal director for space policy at the Department of Defense (DOD), told the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) that the U.S. needs bolstered space-based technologies to compete with foreign adversaries. Hill said U.S. national security requires these technologies as adversaries Russia and China continue to invest in counter-space systems.

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Space Force to Integrate Multi-Manifest Satellite Vehicles for Future Mission

U.S. Space Force

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is preparing to integrate a pair of multi-manifest satellite vehicles that would gather data for future technology development. The Space-Based Infrared System GEO-5 satellite will carry Technology Demonstration Orbiters 3 and 4, which contain several payloads for U.S. Air Force Academy, Los Angeles Air Force Base said Monday.

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William Nelson: Army Wants to Access its Payloads on External Satellites

William Nelson

William Nelson, director of the U.S. Army's cross-functional team for assured position, navigation and timing (PNT), said the service wants to maintain access to its future payloads hosted on non-Army satellites. The Army is now in talks with the U.S. Space Force, the Space Development Agency (SDA) and the intelligence community to achieve this goal.

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Space Force Holds Space Engagement Talks With Israeli Air Force

U.S. Space Force

Officials from U.S. Space Force and Air Force held discussions with the Israeli air force on space-related efforts that can present future opportunities for the U.S. and Israel to coordinate and work together to ensure the peaceful use of the space domain. The Space Force said Monday it hosted the virtual Space Engagement Talks on April 19th and 20th.

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Space Force Releases Space Systems Command Structural Framework; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force has created an organizational framework for its Space Systems Command (SSC) ahead of the component’s official establishment in summer. The Space Force said Thursday that it intends to use the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base as the new command’s headquarters.

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Space Warfighting Analysis Center to Support Efforts for Improved Threat Monitoring in Space

U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force aims to ramp up its modernization of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities for improved space-based threat monitoring efforts through its recently established Space Warfighting Analysis Center. Maj. Gen. Leah Lauderback, head of service branch’s ISR Directorate, said SWAC, which is still in the early stages of development, will be responsible for developing a plan for enhancing ISR sensors.

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Space Force to Add Software Professionals From ‘Coding Boot Camp’; Patricia Mulcahy Quoted

Coding Boot Camp

The Space Force has concluded its first coding boot camp which saw 28 civilian and military personnel graduate as the service branch's “supra coders”, SpaceNews reported Monday. The service selected the participants among 300 candidates and is slated to conduct subsequent events in a push to expand its pool of software coders to 400.

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U.S. Space Force to Add Cyber Professionals to Defend Assets; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force will begin onboarding cyber professionals from the U.S. Air Force into its ranks to protect sensitive systems and missions. The added personnel will work to defend installations, including ground terminals and space assets, such as satellites. Raymond said about 1,300 enlisted Air Force and officers will be transferred by the end of the month. 

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Air Force, Joint Leaders Discuss Command & Control Pursuits at Annual Summit

U.S. Air Force

The Department of the Air Force gathered leaders from both its service branches to standardize joint all-domain command and control processes at this year's annual C2 Summit. The event ran from Jan. 12 to 13th at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, with the participation of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force and joint senior leaders.

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