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Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess to Take Director Role at Space Operations Command

BG Douglas Schiess

Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess, commander of the U.S. Space Force’s 45th Space Wing, has been appointed director of space and cyber operations at the military branch’s Space Operations Command. Schiess concurrently serves as director of the Space Force’s Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Tuesday.

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Space Force Eyes Commercial Satcom Partnerships, Official Personnel Name

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The U.S. Space Force is planning to launch more low-Earth orbit satellite programs and unveil an official name for its personnel ahead of the service branch’s first anniversary in December 2020. He added that Gen. John Raymond, the chief of space operations and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, intends to announce his long-term plans for the Space Force soon.

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson Assumes Vice Chief Role at Space Force

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson has taken up his new role as the U.S. Space Force's vice chief of space operations, giving him the responsibility of supporting USSF's operational readiness. Thompson will focus on establishing USSF's Pentagon headquarters and a new Space Warfighting Integration Center (SWIC) alongside Gen. John Raymond

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Northrop Grumman Wins Contract to Advance SATCOM Program; Cyrus Dhalla Quoted

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Space Force for the rapid prototyping phase of the Evolved Strategic SATCOM (ESS) program, the company reported on Thursday. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will develop a modernized strategic communications space segment with enhanced resilience and cybersecurity capabilities.

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Space Force, NOAA Operate Reassigned Weather Satellite System

Imagery from EWS-G1

The U.S. Space Force and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have begun to jointly operate a weather satellite that has been reassigned for military use. The Electro-optical Infrared Weather System Geostationary (EWS-G1) satellite will collect space-based environmental data under a partnership between USSF and NOAA, Peterson Air Force Base said.

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Space Force Requires Workforce to be Digitally Fluent; LTG David Thompson Quoted

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

The U.S. Space Force will require its workforce to pass a minimum level of training to prove their knowledge, skills and capabilities, and become digitally fluent. The finalized plan will be delivered to Space Force commander and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, John Raymond, in fall 2020

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U.S. Space Force Grants U.K. Access to Space Data

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The U.S. Space Force and the U.K. have formed a partnership through which the latter will receive access to U.S. space situational awareness data. The U.K.'s defense ministry will access content from USSF's Standardized Astrodynamics Algorithm Library, a compilation of data that may be used to inform trajectory predictions.

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Gen. John Raymond: Commercial Partners, Resilient Industrial Base Key to Driving Space Efforts

Gen. Jay Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of Space Operations and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the U.S. must leverage the space industrial base’s commercial expansion to retain the nation’s global leadership. ''By working with commercial partners, we will harness the best of both civil and government technology to further accelerate capabilities and expand the overall space economy,'' he noted.

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Gov’t-Issued Report Recommends $1B in Allocations for Space Industrial Base; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. Jay Raymond

A report from over 120 participants in a NewSpace New Mexico virtual conference has recommended the government allow over $1 billion in existing Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA funding to support renewed space commodification efforts.

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Air Force Dept Unveils Strategy for Arctic Region; Barbara Barrett, Gen. David Goldfein Quoted

Barbara Barrett

The Department of the Air Force has released a strategy on how to support the National Defense Strategy through unique functions in the Arctic region. The strategy would focus its efforts in alignment with inter-domain vigilance, combat-credible power projection, cooperation with allies and Arctic operational preparations.

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