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    • 28 Jan 2022

    The New Frontier: The Schriever Space Scholars

     The Schriever Space Scholars program is the nation’s first year-long, space-centric IDE curriculum dedicated to developing space strategists. Sponsored by US Space Force, the Schriever Space Scholars Concentration offers an excellent professional military education across all components of the space enterprise: military, civil, and commercial.

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    • 16 Jul 2018

    The New Frontier: A separate “Space Force” is a bad idea…for now anyway - Maj Gen Charles Dunlap, Jr., (USAF Retired)

    Today, the Air Force (from whose resources most of a new space force branch would come from) is the service with principal responsibility for military space operations. In fact, it serves as the world’s preeminent “air, space and cyberspace” force (bolding added). And most Americans seem rather satisfied with how the Air Force is conducting itself. Polls show that Americans view the Air Force as the “most important branch” of the armed forces, and it’s the service that most Americans would recommend “if a child or grandchild was considering entering the military.



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    • 7 Jul 2018

    The New Frontier: Not So Fast on Space Force -by: Michael E. O’Hanlon

    First of all, the mere fact that space is a distinct geographic and operating domain is not itself conclusive. We don’t have a separate “submarine force,” for example, even though the undersea parts of the oceans are vast.

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    • 8 Mar 2018

    The New Frontier: DARPA sees clear path to faster, cheaper space technology

    The commercial space industry can mass produce satellites that are small but quite sophisticated for the price. And launch vehicles are getting better and cheaper by the day. So it only makes sense for the U.S. military to ride that wave, said Steven Walker, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

    DARPA was created 60 years ago as an antidote to the stubbornly inflexible system the military uses to develop and acquire technology. The agency now sees an opportunity to flex its disruptive muscles in space programs.

    “Space is going to be one of my priorities,” Walker said Thursday at a defense writers breakfast meeting.

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    • 27 Aug 2017

    The New Frontier: What the Solar Eclipse Looked Like From a Satellite

    The video, released by scientists at UW–Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), was captured by the GOES-16, one of the world’s most advanced weather satellites.

    The satellite photographed the Earth once every five minutes during the eclipse, and the resulting timelapse video shows the shadow of the moon crossing the United States from west to east.