Archiv: US Space Command (Spacecom)

15.05.2020 - 01:16 [ Stars and Stripes ]

Air Force space wing commander dies at Peterson Air Force Base

The Air Force has opened an investigation into Falzarano’s death but initial indications show he likely died of natural causes, officials said in a statement. Falzarano, 47, was not believed to have contracted the coronavirus, the officials said.

29.06.2019 - 18:39 [ ]

Countdown to NATO space strategy


NATO will launch its first strategy for space this week as the alliance heads beyond the skies to defend against the likes of China and Russia.

As concerns grow about the possible militarisation of space—alongside more mundane worries about debris orbiting the Earth—allied defence ministers will sign off on a policy framework.

29.06.2019 - 18:01 [ ]

Vom Cyberspace bis ins Weltall: Konflikte der Zukunft? „Das Weltall zu militarisieren“ sei jedoch kein Anliegen der #NATO, versicherte @jensstoltenberg. Warum wird also über eine Weltraum-Strategie beraten? EURACTIVs Medienpartner @dwnews berichtet


29.06.2019 - 17:33 [ ]

Nato beschließt erstmals Weltraumstrategie


Es gehe nicht darum, „den Weltraum zu militarisieren“, sagte Stoltenberg. Die Nato solle vielmehr als Forum für die 29 Mitgliedstaaten dienen, um Informationen über Bedrohungen auszutauschen.

29.06.2019 - 17:28 [ ]

Senate confirms commander of new Space Command


The Senate approved Gen. John Raymond to be the commander of Space Command by unanimous consent in a package of a couple dozen military nominations.

Raymond serves as the commander of Air Force Space Command. When the Pentagon announced his nomination in March, the department said he would be dual-hatted, meaning he will now serve as both commander of U.S. Space Command and commander of Air Force Space Command.

29.06.2019 - 17:23 [ ]

Trump re-establishes U.S. Space Command


The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act ordered the Pentagon to establish U.S. Space Command under U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees nuclear weapons.

The Pentagon, however, opted for a fully independent Space Command on par with other warfighting commands when reviewing how space is organized within the Defense Department.

The Pentagon had an independent Space Command from 1985 until 2002, when it was folded into the U.S. Strategic Command in a reorganization.

29.06.2019 - 17:22 [ Weißes Haus ]

Text of a Memorandum from the President to the Secretary of Defense Regarding the Establishment of the United States Space Command


Pursuant to my authority as the Commander in Chief and under section 161 of title 10, United States Code, and in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I direct the establishment, consistent with United States law, of United States Space Command as a functional Unified Combatant Command. I also direct the Secretary of Defense to recommend officers for my nomination and Senate confirmation as Commander and Deputy Commander of the new United States Space Command.

29.06.2019 - 17:02 [ Bloomberg Government ]

Space Force Nears Approval as First New Military Arm Since 1947


The House Armed Services Committee under a Democratic majority voted Thursday for what it calls Space Corps, following a similar move last month by the GOP-led Senate backing a Space Force—the name President Donald Trump coined. While initially met with skepticism in Congress, the panels almost certainly will greenlight the dedicated unit in the final defense authorization bill this year.

19.06.2018 - 10:31 [ New York Times ]

Trump Orders Establishment of Space Force as Sixth Military Branch

During a speech at a meeting of the National Space Council, Mr. Trump announced plans to protect American interests in space through monitoring commercial traffic and debris, initiatives he said would be “great not only in terms of jobs and everything else, it’s great for the psyche of our country.”

Minutes later, the president zeroed in on Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and tasked him with the undertaking of creating another branch of the military.

19.06.2018 - 10:28 [ Radio China ]

Trump ordnet Gründung einer Weltraum-Armee an

„Wenn es darum geht, Amerika zu verteidigen, reicht es nicht, nur eine amerikanische Präsenz im All zu haben. Es muss eine amerikanische Dominanz im All geben“, so der US-Präsident Trump.