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The Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) via DARPA.

Air Force Acquires Spy Scope to Protect Satellites

The Air Force has acquired a high-tech Space Surveillance Telescope, or SST, capable of speedily discovering and tracking previously unseen or hard-to-find small objects that could threaten…







A conceptual image of an aircraft powered by the new SABRE engine. (Image courtesy BAE Systems)

BAE Looks to Develop New Hypersonic Engine

The British defense giant BAE Systems Pls plans to team with a smaller specialty propulsion company to develop a new hypersonic engine. The London-based defense…





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Elon Musk’s Obsession with Soviet-Era Rockets

It’s hard not to like Elon Musk, who has turned his eclectic interests into a variety of market-disrupting businesses. The billionaire entrepreneur behind such companies as the online…