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August 27, 2018 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 2 July 2018, Vivienne Machi
The Potential For Agile Launch: Industry Touting Flexible Vehicle Models to Better Secure Space Assets
An array of new agile launch capabilities being developed by the commercial sector to send satellites into orbit could provide added resiliency to the U.S. space architecture...
August 23, 2018
JHU ERG Completes Construction and Testing of New Facility to Evaluate Performance of Rocket Engine Cooling Mixtures
The Johns Hopkins University Energetics Research Group (JHU ERG) has, with support from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), completed the construction and...
April 23, 2018 | Source: Defense News, defensenews.com, 26 January 2018, Daniel Cebul
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket May Mean Big Savings for DoD
SpaceX’s successful static firing of its Falcon Heavy rocket Wednesday in preparation for the rocket’s expected maiden flight next month is important for the Department of Defense...
Apr 16 2018 - 12:00pm | Source: DARPA
DARPA Launch Challenge (DLC)
Anywhere. Anytime. The DARPA Launch Challenge aims to demonstrate flexible and responsive launch capabilities in days, not years, for our nation’s defense. WHY A CHALLENGE? Our...
Survivability and Vulnerability
April 2, 2018
Novel/Emerging Technologies for Low-Cost, Mobile, and Rapid Access to Space
What are novel and/or emerging technologies for low-cost, mobile, and rapid small-payload launch access to space? In two separate technical inquiries DSIAC was asked to...
March 26, 2018 | Source: Space News, spacenews.com, 12 February 2018, Jeff Foust
DARPA Planning Responsive Launch Competition
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which has a checkered history of supporting development of new launch vehicles, is planning to start a competition offering prizes...
Survivability and Vulnerability
March 12, 2018 | Source: National Defense, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 24 January 2018, Connie Lee
Air Force Pushes Ahead With Rocket Engine Efforts
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s initiative to help lessen the service’s reliance on Russia’s RD-180 rocket engine has passed a major milestone, according to service officials...
February 26, 2018 | Source: Space News, spacenews.com, 30 October 2017, Caleb Henry
SpaceX "Ties" ULA’s Annual Launch Record with 16th Launch in 2017 -"Beats" it with 17th & 18th
SpaceX’s Oct. 30 launch of the Koreasat-5A telecommunications satellite doubled the number of Falcon 9 missions completed in a single year and tied the company with United Launch...
February 10, 2018 | Source: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, nrl.navy.mil, 27 Mar 2017
NRL Experiments Transition Flawlessly Aboard ISS
The International Space Station (ISS) installed NRL’s Limb-Imaging Ionospheric and Thermospheric Extreme Ultraviolet (UV) Spectrograph (LITES), and Global Positioning System (GPS...
February 8, 2018
Shortages and Risks to the U.S. Energetic Materials Supply Chain
What are the potential risks to the U.S. energetic materials supply chain? DSIAC staff conducted research on the energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a...