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Landsat Next on the Horizon

Landsat Next on the Horizon

In December 2022, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey presented initial details about Landsat Next, the next proposed launch in the Landsat series of Earth-observing…

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The U.S. Army’s Small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

The U.S. Army’s Small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

The U.S. Army is acquiring a family of small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS) for ground maneuver elements at the battalion level and below to provide real-time reconnaissance, surveillance, and target…

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Explore the Universe with the First E-Book from NASA’s Fermi

Explore the Universe with the First E-Book from...

Fermi provides a unique view of the universe and allows us to study some of its most curious phenomena. Fermi’s position in low-Earth orbit enables it to detect thousands of…

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2024 DoD Commercial Space Integration Strategy

2024 DoD Commercial Space Integration Strategy

The commercial space sector’s innovative capabilities, scalable production, and rapid technology refresh rates provide pathways to enhance the resilience of national security space architecture and strengthen deterrence. This Department of…

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Application of the Hybrid Satellite Network Cybersecurity Framework Profile

Application of the Hybrid Satellite Network...

The space sector is transitioning towards Hybrid Satellite Networks (HSN), an aggregation of independently owned and operated terminals, antennas, satellites, payloads, or other components that comprise a satellite system. The…

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Commercial Space Transportation: FAA’s Oversight of Human Spaceflight

Commercial Space Transportation: FAA’s Oversight...

The number of commercial launch and reentry operations carrying humans is a small proportion of the overall number of commercial space operations—about 10 percent in 2023—but it is growing. This…

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Mine Games: Securing America’s Critical Mineral Supply

Mine Games: Securing America’s Critical Mineral...

The Secretary of the Interior, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, has listed 50 critical minerals that constitute a strategic vulnerability for the nation’s security and prosperity. And now,…

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Artemis: NASA’s Program to Return Humans to the Moon

Artemis: NASA’s Program to Return Humans to the...

Between 1969 and 1972, the Apollo program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) landed 12 American men on the Moon and returned them safely to Earth. Since then,…

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Reconceptualizing the Space Domain Beyond Historic Perspectives of Warfare

Reconceptualizing the Space Domain Beyond Historic...

Strategies for waging land, air, and sea wars have been ongoing for as long as humans have existed in those domains. Technological advances over the last century have necessitated the…

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Deterrence and Space Strategy: A Framework from the Study of History and Theory

Deterrence and Space Strategy: A Framework from...

If the United States wishes to sustain the strategic advantages provided by outer space, then it needs a “way” to tailor activities across instruments of national power for space deterrence.…

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State and Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Fact Sheet

State and Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft...

The general balance between Federal and state authority in the context of aviation regulation is well established. The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has the exclusive authority to regulate aviation safety…

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Uncrewed Aerial Systems Using Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations

Uncrewed Aerial Systems Using Beyond Visual Line...

On March 10, 2022, the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)  Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) published a comprehensive and compelling Final Report, that included an Executive…

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Landsat Next on the Horizon

Landsat Next on the Horizon

In December 2022, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey presented initial details about Landsat Next, the next proposed launch in the Landsat series of Earth-observing…

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Air Traffic Control Modernization: Program Management Improvements Could Help FAA Address NextGen Delays and Challenges

Air Traffic Control Modernization: Program...

The Federal Aviation Administration is improving the safety and efficiency of air travel by moving from a ground-based air-traffic control system that uses radar, to one based on satellite navigation…

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Space Denial: A Deterrence Strategy

Space Denial: A Deterrence Strategy

Space assets are strategic and crucial to U.S. national security in maintaining military superiority across the land, maritime, air, and cyber domains. U.S. adversaries recognize this advantage and intend to…

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