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

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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

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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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Government, Industry Generate Insight to Bolster Space Industrial Base

Executives from both the public and private sectors attended a four-day virtual conference last week to discuss the U.S. space industry, Space News reported Monday. The State of the Space Industrial Base 2020 conference served as an avenue to tackle how the industry and U.S. space presence would thrive amid challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Space Force to Hold Small Ceremony for Roger Towberman’s Swearing-in

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The U.S. Space Force plans to conduct Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman's oath-taking as the top enlisted leader this Friday, Space News reported Thursday. Towberman, U.S. Space Command's top enlisted leader, has been tasked to fill the same role for USSF. He follows Gen. John Raymond, USSF's chief of space operations, who is the service branch's first officer.

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