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From USAF to Space Force

tomahawk6

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Three Osan based Captains transitioned to Space Force.

https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/same-desks-different-service-space-force-welcomes-handful-of-air-force-transfers-in-south-korea-1.645105

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Three Air Force captains and a master sergeant joined approximately 2,400 other members of America’s newest military service, the Space Force, at a swearing-in Monday at the Osan officer’s club.

Seventh Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Scott Pleus administered the oath to Capt. Juan Correa, of Independence, Ky.; Capt. Jacob Myers, of Crowley, La.; Capt. Sean Sherlock, of San Diego; and Master Sgt. Patrick McCanless, of Brookneal, Va.
 

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The USSF is already defining their battlespace (literally) as Cis-lunar space. Operating out of Earth Orbit provides huge manoeuvre space, strategic depth and allows the coverage of the Moon as a resource and logistics platform. SF by people like Ben Bova or Jerry Pournelle becomes real life events:

https://www.space.com/earth-moon-space-us-military-high-ground.html

longish article, follow the link
 

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The militarization of space will happen, we are human. 

On another note every time I think of Elon Musk. I think he sounds like a character right out of a Ben Bova novel.

Thinking CEO Dan Randolph of Astro Corp. In Bova's Grand Tour series.  Elon I'm just waiting for diamond constructed spaceships.  Hmmm I wonder if Elon is a fan of Bova? 
 

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The militarization of space will happen, we are human.

On another note every time I think of Elon Musk. I think he sounds like a character right out of a Ben Bova novel.

Thinking CEO Dan Randolph of Astro Corp. In Bova's Grand Tour series. Elon I'm just waiting for diamond constructed spaceships. Hmmm I wonder if Elon is a fan of Bova?

When United Launch Alliance started to develop its new Vulcan rocket, it envisioned using a new upper stage called ACES, short for advanced cryogenic evolved stage. ULA’s president and CEO Tory Bruno described it in 2018 as a transportation system that would operate in space for weeks or months performing missions in different orbits.

The launch industry has mastered the ability to deliver payloads to orbit so the future is about figuring out applications that a vehicle can do after satellite deployment, said Bruno.

An upper stage, for example, could operate as a tug in space beyond Earth’s orbit or around the lunar orbit. The U.S. government could, for instance, use the vehicle to drop off multiple payloads on different orbits.

Getting to orbit is getting easier and it’s no longer a problem to be solved, Bruno said. “The next thing is all about the upper stages.

Bruno said Vulcan’s Centaur 5 has 40% more endurance and two and a half times more energy than the upper stage ULA currently flies. Vulcan is still in development and testing, and is expected to attempt its first launch later this year.

“But that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Bruno added. “I’m going to be pushing up to 450, 500, 600 times the endurance over just the next handful of years.


The Wright Brothers were not government funded.
 
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