COLORADO SPRINGS — Protection of U.S. and friendly assets in space remains a top priority for the U.S. Air Force, though budget pressure may determine the pace of progress in this area, says Gen. William Shelton, Air Force Space Command chief. Shelton is keenly interested in pursuing a follow-on to the Ball/Boeing Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite now surveiling objects in geosynchronous orbit. But he provided no firm plans for when an analysis of alternatives to look at ...

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