The third GPS III satellite launch will take place in late June at the earliest, two months later than scheduled, to minimize the potential of COVID-19 exposure to personnel, the Space Force said April 7. The service had originally scheduled the launch for late April 2020, but the Space and Missile ...

United Launch Alliance (ULA) put out a statement on April 6 that an employee in a Denver facility tested positive for COVID-19 that same day. ULA President and CEO Tory Bruno said that the launcher was working with the local health department and following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

On March 27, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded Raytheon [RTN] and L3Harris [LHX] $500 million each to develop protected tactical waveform capable modems for the next generation Protected Tactical Satcom (PTS), but the applicable wave forms are largely DoD, not commercial, ...

The Air Force plans to transfer 23 space-related missions to the Space Force, which will cover over 1,800 billets, the service said March 31. The U.S. military’s newest service has had personnel assigned to it since its formal establishment last December, and those personnel were comprised ...