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.
In response to a more contested space environment as well as a flowering commercial space industry, the U.S. Air Force is starting a new program in fiscal 2019 to purchase launch services to loft small payloads into space.
The Pentagon’s fiscal 2019 budget boosts spending across the board for a sweeping modernization of the U.S.’s nuclear submarine, bomber and missile forces.
Three of the USAF's E-8C Jstars ground surveillance and battle management planes could be headed to the boneyard next year if the service gets its way.
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.
NASA is to continue its development of aircraft electric propulsion and step up work on urban air mobility despite cutting its budget request for aeronautics research by 3.3% for fiscal 2019, to $634 million.
The president has asked Congress to spent about $700 billion on the U.S. military in fiscal 2019, providing a cash infusion for fighter aircraft, the nuclear arsenal, missile defense, navy lasers and more.