Space

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ULA Blames SpaceX for Rocket Engine Spat

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.


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McCain: Rocket Deal ‘Smacks of Cronyism’

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.





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Pentagon budget trims missile defense

The Pentagon plans to spend $558 million, or 5.7 percent, less than the $9.72 billion it requested for this year despite the threats coming from North Korea.



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Wagging the MEADS dog

Lockheed Martin continues trotting out a stalled missile defense program, celebrating further milestones.






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The X-37’s uncertain fate

The Air Force’s space boss said he’d be open to a discussion on the future of its ultra-secret space plane.




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The political storm clouds over GPS

After the top Air Force space boss confirmed a proposed new network would effectively jam military GPS, a scandal appeared to be brewing.


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Report: UTC mulls sale of rocket business

United Technologies Corp. is said to be considering whether to sell off part of its rocket engine division, given the bleak prospects for the space market.


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U.S., China set to discuss space security

Pentagon officials and their Chinese counterparts will discuss how everyone can get along in the increasingly crowded world of civil and military space.



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Tie Future Budgets to Strategy

With more rounds of defense spending cuts looming, the Pentagon must choose which roles and missions are a top priority and which ones aren’t important as it drafts future budgets; a move that will no doubt entail risk and the usual round of ‘painful choices,’ a pair of think tankers advised lawmakers and their staff today on Capitol Hill.