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#126 2022-05-11 17:08:51

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

The Pentagon’s Nuclear Thermal Rocket Is Getting Serious
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pentagon … 00299.html

A nuclear thermal flight project aims to propel astronauts to parts of space between the moon and Earth.

    DARPA is looking for proposals to design and build the engine, in hopes of using nuclear thermal propulsion for more efficient space travel.

    The technology could even work for long-haul spaceflight in the future, like Mars missions.

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is calling for proposals for the next generation of spacecraft: a nuclear-powered rocket. The technology would allow a craft to travel farther with less propellant than today’s chemical rocket systems. The Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) would also enable agile spacecraft maneuvers in space, which is a goal for future space operations, according to DARPA. In case of war, fast maneuvering would be crucial to get out of the way of enemy craft.

DARPA is accepting applications in an open competition so that the project is not limited to the companies that are already involved. The defense agency is looking for detailed proposals that describe how engineers would design, develop, fabricate, and assemble the engine. Submissions are due August 5.

Scientists have been investigating nuclear thermal propulsion since the 1960s. When the Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application program was active, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists helped develop and test nuclear rockets.

If the DRACO program works as it’s intended, we could see a new generation of nuclear rockets zooming through space soon. They may even make it easier to reach Mars.

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#127 2022-05-20 13:29:03

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

U.S. Space Force to step up protection of satellite ground systems in the wake of Russia’s cyber attacks

https://spacenews.com/u-s-space-force-t … r-attacks/

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#128 2022-05-27 16:51:55

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on N. Korea over missile development

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022 … pment.html

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#129 2022-06-27 16:17:20

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

The Spanish Air Force is now the Spanish Air and Space Force

https://www.aviacionline.com/2022/06/th … force-too/

US Space Force seeking alliances in Europe to guard orbit

https://www.politico.eu/article/us-spac … ard-orbit/

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#130 2022-07-06 19:21:13

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Satellite companies watching where DoD goes with 5G

https://spacenews.com/satellite-compani … s-with-5g/

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#131 2022-07-09 18:17:08

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Mars_B4_Moon wrote:

Space Force coming to grips with cybersecurity threats

https://spacenews.com/space-force-comin … y-threats/


ever since the government stopped using its own proprietary software it opened itself up to more and more hacking

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#132 2022-07-14 09:06:12

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Analysis: Space Force budget growth could be short lived

https://spacenews.com/analysis-space-fo … ort-lived/

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#133 2022-07-25 16:12:54

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

DoD signaling demand for satellite support services in geostationary orbit


https://spacenews.com/dod-signaling-dem … ary-orbit/


Navy Unit Transfers Into Space Force, Becomes 10th Space Operations Squadron


https://www.airforcemag.com/navy-unit-t … -squadron/

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#134 2022-07-28 02:57:23

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Saltzman tapped to succeed Raymond as chief of the U.S. Space Force
https://spacenews.com/saltzman-tapped-t … ace-force/
If confirmed by the Senate, Saltzman will replace Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, who is retiring after 38 years of service

WASHINGTON — President Biden has nominated Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, currently serving as U.S. Space Force deputy chief of operations, for promotion to four-star general, and selected him to lead the Space Force as chief of space operations.

The White House on July 27 submitted Saltzman’s nomination to the Senate and it will be referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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#135 2022-08-11 01:35:51

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Russian satellite is following or it’s spying on the US spy satellite?

Top U.S. generals take issue with Russian satellite near U.S. orbit
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/vi … 5831493597

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#136 2022-08-12 03:58:37

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Army looking at new ways to use space technology for unconventional warfare

https://spacenews.com/army-looking-at-n … l-warfare/

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#137 2022-09-02 14:34:14

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

U.S. looking to encourage more countries to join ASAT testing ban

https://spacenews.com/u-s-looking-to-en … sting-ban/

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#138 2022-09-02 16:34:09

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

That would possibly lead to less orbital debris that could take you out....
The fact that we have no readily available means to get unmanned or manned to orbit for multiple flights means we have not gained much in the likes of control.
Paying for a rocket on the fly and getting it to orbit sure is not a fast response if the ship is still in the factory.

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#139 2022-09-03 17:46:03

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

https://www.c-span.org/video/?522558-1/ … innovation

This presentation features the commander of the Space Force.  The interviewer asks questions that may be of interest to NewMars members.

AUGUST 31, 2022
Space Force Operations Chief Discusses Innovation
“Space underpins every instrument of our national power, whether it be diplomatic, information, military, or the economy,” said General John Raymond, the chief of space operations in the U.S. Space Force. He and Mark Kennedy, president emeritus of the University of Colorado, discussed the Space Force during a virtual event hosted by the Wilson Center. General Raymond elaborated on why it was necessary for the Space Force to be established, saying space has become more contested and competitive and therefore plays an important role in national security. He also described how the branch’s partnerships with academia, the commercial sector, and other nations help drive innovation, such as the launch and development of new satellites. close

The general avoided a question about weapons systems, but answered almost every other question posted by the audience.

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#140 2022-09-03 22:36:22

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Re: Trump Proposes U.S. ‘Space Force’ to Guard the Galaxy

Surveillance systems are not considered weapons and it's that detection and reviewing that catches the enemies' activities.

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