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    Air Force Academy to produce more officers for Space Force. Cadets at the academy can choose to serve in the Air Force or the Space Force after they graduate. Speaking on a Mitchell Institute webcast, Clark said he estimates 116 cadets from a graduating class of about 1,000 this year will go to the Space Force. That number is set based on how many officers the Space Force needs. Clark said there are more volunteers for Space Force duty “than we have slots to give.”

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    Hyten: U.S. Space Force is ‘on solid ground’ despite speculation

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    A article in todays "The New York Times" in support of the Space Force against the advances China has made.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/24/u...satellite.html

    Among the most important national security issues now facing President Biden is how to contend with the threat that China poses to the American military in space and, by extension, terrestrial forces that rely on the overhead platforms.

    The Biden administration has yet to indicate what it plans to do with President Donald J. Trump’s legacy in this area: the Space Force, a new branch of the military that has been criticized as an expensive and ill-advised escalation that could lead to a dangerous new arms race.
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    The U.S. Space Force on Dec. 31 officially terminated launch technology partnerships signed in October 2018 with Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman.

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    U.S. Space Command chief makes case for civilian space traffic control. Gen. James Dickinson said he supports the transfer of space traffic control to the Department of Commerce “where it can be better managed."

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    U.S. Space Force acquisitions to get fresh look, lawmaker wants hearings. Rep. Jim Cooper said lawmakers are concerned that Space Force programs are not keeping up with rapid advances in commercial space technology.

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    Lawmakers amp up pressure on Biden to investigate Space Command basing decision. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) on Jan. 27 added his voice to the chorus of lawmakers demanding that the Biden administration investigate the Air Force’s decision to move U.S. Space Command from Colorado to Alabama. Speaking on a Politico live webcast, Cooper alleged political corruption in the selection of Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, as the future location of U.S. Space Command’s headquarters.

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    Dickinson’s guidance to space troops: Prepare for ’competitive and dangerous’ environment. Gen. James Dickinson released a “commander’s strategic vision” document that lays out broad goals for Space Command. The commander of U.S. Space Command warns in the new document that keeping satellites safe from hostile attack will require a coordinated response involving all elements of the U.S. military and allies.

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    It’s now official: There will be no admirals in the U.S. Space Force. The Space Force on Jan. 29 revealed its new rank structure for officers and enlisted personnel. The service for the most part is adopting the U.S. Air Force ranks. The only change the Space Force made is in four categories of Air Force enlisted ranks called “airman.” The equivalent ranks in the Space Force will be “specialist.” All the officers’ ranks stay the same as the Air Force, said the Jan. 29 memo. The new ranks are effective Feb. 1.

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    To get intelligence about what is happening in orbit, U.S. Space Command works with a close-knit group of allies and private companies. The command is now looking to expand its network of data-sharing partners as activities in space grow and the Pentagon worries about Chinese weapons targeting U.S. satellites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    It’s now official: There will be no admirals in the U.S. Space Force.
    Ah, that’s too bad. It won’t be a Starfleet prototype.

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    (relevant to the USSF's mission) Placement of Weapons in Outer Space: The Dichotomy Between Word and Deed. The contradiction between the international community’s diplomatic efforts to temper tensions in outer space and prevent the acceleration of the space arms race, on the one hand, and the continuous tests of counterspace technology that contribute to the escalation of such friction, on the other, is evidence that reaching true consensus on behavioral rules in outer space is no easy task.

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    The U.S. Space Force wants an open platform to process and distribute data from missile-warning satellites, so it's less dependent on the current prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Air Force Academy to produce more officers for Space Force. Cadets at the academy can choose to serve in the Air Force or the Space Force after they graduate.
    So now we can have real space cadets?


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    White House says Space Force work will continue.

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    Top Space Force general says ‘America owns space’ in part due to companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The Pentagon is closely watching the progress of rocket builders like Rocket Lab, Astra and Virgin Orbit, in addition to SpaceX.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/03/spac...ks-spacex.html
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    What the Space Force is, and isn't. The newest branch of the military is still mired in explaining to the public what it does.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...plained-465799
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    The Space Force considers a new mission: tactical satellite imagery.

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    Despite its small size, Space Force plans to have its voice heard in the Pentagon. “We’ve been doing space operations for years under the Air Force. But as a service we now have to advocate for new resources,” said Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman.

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    Pentagon inspector general to investigate decision to move U.S. Space Command to Alabama.

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    To defend the high frontier, Space Force wants digitally minded troops. “Software touches everything we do in the Space Force,” said 1st Lt. Jackie Smith, who runs a Space Force software boot camp whose graduates are known as the “supra coders.”

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