Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration Frank Calvelli speaks during the panel discussion “Driving Change with Speed” at the Air and Space Forces Association 2024 Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colo., Feb. 13, 2024. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

Acquisition chief sees autonomous satellites as wave of the future for Space Force

Service leaders have warned about the risks to the ground segments of U.S. military space architectures from cyber threats or other adversary methods.
Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, participates in the META-13 Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2) and Space Mission Integration panel discussion, at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ASCEND Summit, from the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Nov. 18, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Space Force wants $340M in 2024 to build up operational testing and training infrastructure

The request comes as the U.S. is facing growing threats to its space systems, including cyber warfare activities, electronic attack platforms, lasers, ground-launched missiles, and “space-to-space orbital…