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Boeing hands over first two tankers to Air Force

Boeing executives today added an extra twist to what was expected to be a cut-and-dried ceremony to hand over its first KC-46 tanker aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, … Continue reading

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Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46 tanker

After struggling through years of delay and absorbing billions of dollars of cost overruns, Boeing says the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first of what’s expected to be hundreds of KC-46 tanker aircraft. The Air Force says the plane … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches first next-gen GPS satellite

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent a next-generation GPS satellite into orbit today for the U.S. Air Force, marking a couple of firsts — as well as a “last.” It’s the first GPS III spacecraft to reach space, marking the start of … Continue reading

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SpaceX wins $28.7M for connectivity studies

SpaceX has won a $28.7 million fixed-price contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory for experiments in data connectivity involving ground sites, aircraft and space assets — a project that could give a boost to the company’s Starlink broadband satellite service. … Continue reading

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Trump authorizes revival of U.S. Space Command

President Donald Trump today authorized the Pentagon to set up the U.S. Space Command as its own combatant command, in preparation for creating a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. The authorization for the Space Command came in … Continue reading

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Air Force sets up prize for space visualization

The U.S. Air Force is looking for a few good apps to visualize satellites and other objects in Earth orbit — and it’s willing to pay $100,000 in prizes for them. That’s the bottom line for the Air Force Visionary Q-Prize … Continue reading

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Air Force backs three new kinds of rockets

The U.S. Air Force says Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have won its go-ahead for the development of new rockets that could be used for national security launches — a boost that could eventually add up to … Continue reading

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