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Senate Armed Services bill shakes up management of Air Force space acquisitions  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
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Air Force launch competition to reshape industrial base  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
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How SMC 2.0 plans to buy the next generation of military satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
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GAO sustains protest of $655 million Air Force satellite ground systems contract  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
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SpaceX launches new legal battle against U.S. Air Force  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
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Electric vehicles would be a breath of fresh air for Houston  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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Should the Space Force have its own acquisition corps?  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A White House official last week commented that one of the benefits of having a separate Space Force... more
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House Armed Services markup to bring Space Force closer to reality  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
HASC Chairman Adam Smith: “We have an agreement on an amendment" to create a... more
Curbing air pollution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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