SpaceX plans to resume launching the Falcon 9 rocket in December, six months after one of the boosters exploded on a mission to resupply the International Space Station.Read More
The Pentagon is poised to unveil a new collaborative research program in the upcoming 2016 defense budget submission.
The Air Force will meet with firms interested in developing a replacement to the Russian-made RD-180 engine that helps lift U.S. military and spy satellites into space.
United Launch Alliance President and CEO Michael Gass, who served in the positions since the venture’s formation in 2006, has stepped down.
ULA’s dependence on Russian rocket engines seems to put the joint venture at risk as sanctions against Russian companies intensify.
The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian said she wants $100 million in funding this year to hold a rocket launch competition.
The defense contractor landed a sizable Air Force contract to develop communications terminals but lost a larger award with the service to build a so-called space fence.
While the Lockheed-Boeing joint venture said it wasn’t aware of any restrictions on sales of the RD-180, it put fault for the fiasco squarely on SpaceX.
Sen. John McCain, said the Air Force’s recent contract with a Lockheed-Boeing joint venture prevents potential new competitors from bidding for some of the work.
The start-up rocket-maker headed by billionaire Elon Musk said it has sued the U.S. Air Force to open more satellite launches to competition.
Following the 63rd successful hit-to-kill intercept for Aegis, DoD planners start work on building an Aegis Ashore site in Europe.
The MDA and the Navy’s Aegis BMD successfully intercepted a mock-warhead above the earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean May 15.