Northrop Grumman [NOC] and Texas-based Firefly Aerospace are teaming to build a first stage upgrade for the Antares rocket and a new rocket for commerical, civil, and national security purposes. Scot Lehr, vice president of launch and missile defense systems, said in an Aug. 8 statement that the ...

Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) plans to conduct tests using SpaceX Starlink low Earth orbit (LEO) communications satellites to aid operations. A partially redacted Aug. 5 business notice said that the 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron plans “a limited rollout” of ...

U.S. Space Force conducted testing of the L3Harris Technologies’ [LHX] Advanced Tracking and Launch Analysis System (ATLAS) in June and July, as Space Force moves to operationalize ATLAS to replace the Space Defense Operations Center (SPADOC), a space situational awareness computer system ...

The U.S. Space Force on Aug. 4 launched the sixth Lockheed Martin [LMT] Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO)-6 satellite, the final planned SBIRS missile warning satellite, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V ...