Space

Who’s in Charge of US Space Policy?

Space professionals worry the National Space Council is ceding its defense portfolio.

2021 Top Ten: Policy

From domestic extremism to China's challenges to lingering Mideast operations, defense leaders had their hands full.

2021 Top Ten: Space Force

In a year when the military's newest service turned two, there remain plenty of unsettled policy areas.

Air Force Breakthrough Brings Space-Based Solar Power One Step Closer

Tomorrow’s remote military bases could be powered by a light-to-microwave tile that just passed a key test.

Small Firm Tapped to Make Threat Detectors for Satellites

The Space Force’s $32M contract seems to be the kind of award the Pentagon has recently extolled.

Don't Buy China's Hypersonic Head-Fake. Its Spaceplanes Are Racing Ahead.

In the past five years, China’s spaceplane development has accelerated, adding breakthroughs, tests, and new industry players.

Nuclear Command-and-Control Satellites Should Be Off Limits

Blowing up some satellites causes problems. Blowing up these could cause nuclear war.

Should Killing a Satellite Provoke War on Earth?

A Space Force official says the service is considering how to respond to attacks in orbit.

Space Force Has a Plan for Training Its Troops. Now It Must Figure Out What They Need to Learn

The newest service can’t train the same way its sisters do. It needs a new simulated environment.

Pentagon Scrambles to Defend ‘Juicy Targets’ After Rivals’ Space Tests

U.S. Space Force is taking Russia’s destruction of its own satellite as a warning.

Russian Anti-Satellite Missile Launch Into Space ‘Dangerous And Irresponsible,’ State Says

Russia gave the U.S. no warning of launch, Pentagon says. Now ISS is at risk of getting riddled with debris.