spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


President directs Pentagon to set up Space Force
Posted: Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 10:10 AM ET (1410 GMT)
President Trump used Monday's National Space Council meeting to direct the Pentagon to establish a Space Force. Trump, in remarks at the beginning of the meeting at the White House, said he was directing the Defense Department to "immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force" as an independent, sixth branch of the military. Sources said Pentagon officials had been advised the president would be directing the creation of a Space Force at the council meeting, but offered few comments afterwards about the president's statement. Creating the Space Force would require an act of Congress, and some members have spoken out in opposition of such a move.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Soyuz upper stage issue may delay first OneWeb launch
Posted: Sat, Feb 2 10:34 AM ET (1534 GMT)

SSL backs out of satellite servicing program with DARPA
Posted: Sat, Feb 2 10:31 AM ET (1531 GMT)


news links
Sunday, February 17
The next space race starts in China
Buenos Aires Herald — 7:39 am ET (1239 GMT)
Gaganyaan’s review panel to meet in March
The Hindu — 7:34 am ET (1234 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list