The United States Space Force is in charge of Space and the Missile Systems Center (SMC) that conducts space activities within the U. S. Although the Space Force continues to roll-out spacecraft development and launch programs, the plans for the state agency remains unclear. Space and the Missile Systems Center continue to strive to be able to attain 100% success in space mission that it conducts. The United States Congress allowed enough time for the Space Force to draft a plan for its upcoming space activity, but it failed to present the document to Congress. The program will outline the various strategies that the Space Force aims to undertake as a newly formed military branch.
General John Hyten, the deputy director of Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the personnel from Space Force are hesitant to present a concrete plan. Hyten emphasized that incase the Space Force fails to deliver the program; Congress seeks to step-up to draft the plans for them. Some of the decisions delayed by Space Force include speculations that the agency plans to utilize ultra-heavy reusable launch vehicles that does include Blue Origin’s New Glenn or the SpaceX’s Starship for the future satellite inaugurations. With a reputable career in space mission operations, Hyten continues to spearhead the establishment of Space Force as an independent military service.
Hyten said there is excitement in the commercial space industry because of the wakeup call to both the United States Command and the Space Force. He made the remarks on September 21 during an online forum that was conducted by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The Space Force and the Air Force address specific concerns such as organizing the new services. The agency’s strategies to purchase equipment and integrate all members from other branches. The longer the Space Force delays its decision for the agency’s plan for the future, the more likely it loses Congress’s direction.
Recently, Space Force representatives experienced Congress’s stepping regarding the officer’s concerns and the agency’s troop ranks. An amendment bill in the House draft of its National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 demands that Space Force to utilize the ranking structure used by the Nav. Space Force representatives continue to hold internal discussions on the new troop ranking structure to enable the military branch to operate separately from the Air Force.
The proposed language within the NDAA commands the military branch to reserve components. The Congress still plans to endorse the transfer of units from the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Army to the Space Force.
In conclusion, the future of space industry is very promising for any launch provider. However, it seems uncertain because the Space Force still plans to announce its plans for the agency’s upcoming missions and space activity.