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'Careless' budget cut threatens critical debris tracking system, Air Force space chief says

Gen. William Shelton says some costs for space activities are unsustainable and the service is working to bring them down. But he implored "congressional teammates" not to cut funding for programs that are working.

Tags: Air Force , Congress , William Shelton , budget , DoD budget , Space Defense Operations Center , Joint Space Operations Management System , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/12/2012, 05:10am EST

NASA's latest space telescope on track for 2018 launch

NASA is currently building the James Webb Space Telescope and expects delivery of all of its scientific instruments this year.

Tags: NASA , James Webb Space Telescope , John Mather , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 10:58am EDT

DoD wants cheaper, faster satellite capabilities

The Defense Department needs fast, reliable, resilient satellite networking capabilities across the globe. It's wrestling with how to provide those capabilities in the face of dropping budgets.

Tags: DoD , satellites , SATCOM , Acquisition , Industry , Gil Klinger , Doug Loverro , MILCOM , Jared Serbu , contracting

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:20am EST

Oldest space object ever found

Gizmodo reports that the oldest space object existed before the Big Bang.

Tags: galaxy , Gizmodo , Hubble , Big Bang , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/22/2010, 03:23pm EDT

'Pothole killers' to attack Virginia's road craters

"They can knock out a bunch of potholes per day, a lot more than a regular pothole crew can," says Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Joan Morris.

Tags: Kristi King , pothole , Pothole Patrol ,

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 08:51am EST

When Satellites Collide

Tags: tech , NASA , satellites , Dr. Darren McKnight , Agilex

Thursday - 02/19/2009, 06:30pm EST