NASA is eyeing a late 2022 mission to demonstrate whether a future asteroid on a collision course with the Earth could be deflected with a blow from a well-guided spacecraft.
Darpa’s director has confirmed that the U.S. will flight test operational prototypes of a weapon similar to the Kinzhal air-launched hypersonic strike missile.
The U.S. Air Force wants a more survivable, networked approach to the J-Stars mission.
The service had hoped to kick off the competitive technology maturation and risk-reduction phase in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, but instead the “Milestone A” acquisition decision has shifted into the second half of fiscal 2021.
The Feb. 12 release of the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal for fiscal 2019 will provide insight into how much of a priority President Donald Trump still places on spinning off U.S. air traffic control from the FAA.