21 May 2014
Gen. William Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, said at the 30th Space Symposium that he supports the U.S. developing an all-new domestic version of the Russian engine now used in American rockets that launch military satellites. However, he cautioned that before undertaking such a venture, the U.S. needs to see what exactly Russia intends. During his keynote address, Shelton also said that the future is likely to be made up of smaller and cheaper satellites because of budgetary issues and the need to better protect U.S. assets from anti-satellite measures. (Image Credit: AFSC)
More Info > (Wall Street Journal – Subscription Publication)
More Info > (Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette)
More Info > (Defense News)