US Space Force takes a bite out of science fiction with robot guard dogs

'You probably don't want a machine that kills on its own... but it's capable of it' It’s a case of life almost imitating art, or at least imitating science fiction movies. The US Space Force is testing robot dogs to patrol the Cape Canaveral launch pads in Florida, the United States. They will be used for “patrol and damage assessment,” the Space Force said. Read more about US Space Force takes a bite out of science fiction with robot guard dogs

AFRL partners with NASA, academia, industry on spacecraft flight experiment

The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, or GTRI, NASA and DuPont de Nemours, Inc., has a brand-new spacecraft materials experiment flying on the International Space Station. A SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft delivered the experiment named 16 Materials International Space Station Experiment, or MISSE-16, to the ISS July... Read more about AFRL partners with NASA, academia, industry on spacecraft flight experiment

Space Systems Command’s next Industry Day to highlight Space Domain Awareness (SDA)

Space Systems Command (SSC) officials and other agencies involved in Space Domain Awareness (SDA) will meet with traditional and non-traditional space industry professionals July 28th in Colorado Springs to exchange ideas and methods to execute SDA missions at the next SSC Industry Day. To register, visit the SSC Front Door webpage. Read more about Space Systems Command’s next Industry Day to highlight Space Domain Awareness (SDA)

Space Runs on Open Source Software. The US Air Force Is Fine With That

Open source software has a mixed reputation for security, yet it drives commercial space enterprises such as SpaceX and Starlink—and increasingly, U.S. military space efforts. But Lauren Barrett Knausenberger, the Air Force’s chief information officer, says her service has taken steps to keep key data safe. Read more about Space Runs on Open Source Software. The US Air Force Is Fine With That

Space Force envisions digital future for testing and training

WASHINGTON — When Lt. Gen. Chance Saltzman thinks about how the Space Force will train its Guardians and test its systems in the future, he pictures an integrated, digital infrastructure. Saltzman, the service’s deputy chief of space operations, cyber and nuclear, envisions a future testing and training enterprise where space operators can connect virtually to practice tactics and new satellites... Read more about Space Force envisions digital future for testing and training

Space Force’s STEM outreach provides critical link to force’s future

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --As a tech-heavy, digital service, the U.S. Space Force relies on Guardians with academic backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to build and fortify its foundation. Read more about Space Force’s STEM outreach provides critical link to force’s future

HBCU Space Summit Presents Space Science Research Opportunities

With worldwide focus on the challenges of space increasing, the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Institutions (MI) have a critical role to play in expanding scientific knowledge and improving technology capabilities in space. On 24 June 2021, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC) hosted the... Read more about HBCU Space Summit Presents Space Science Research Opportunities

Space Systems Command geared to deliver swift, responsive space capabilities

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Space Force released the organizational structure for its new Space Systems Command April 8. The Command is set to officially stand up in summer 2021 once all required conditions are met to re-designate the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, as SSC headquarters. Read more about Space Systems Command geared to deliver swift, responsive space capabilities

Department of the Air Force announces fourth Vanguard program

The Department of the Air Force announced June 4, 2021, the designation of Rocket Cargo as the fourth Vanguard program as part of its transformational science and technology portfolio identified in the DAF 2030 Science and Technology strategy for the next decade. Read more about Department of the Air Force announces fourth Vanguard program

Parallax Advanced Research program helps build Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect, the first Department of the Air Force online innovation idea submission tool

DAYTON, Ohio -- In April 2019, the Department of the Air Force launched its Science and Technology 2030 Strategy which lays a path forward for the Department of the Air Force science and technology ecosystem to rapidly develop warfighting capabilities. As a result, the Department of the Air Force invested in programs and tools to assist small businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and... Read more about Parallax Advanced Research program helps build Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect, the first Department of the Air Force online innovation idea submission tool