U.S. Navy Shoots Down Target Missile in Space
During exercise Stellar Avenger, the Aegis-class destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) launches a standard missile (SM) 3 Blk IA, successfully intercepting a sub-scale short range ballistic missile, launched from the Kauai Test Facility, Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sans, Kauai, on July 30, 2009.
NRO's Secret NROL-36 Payload Launches
An Atlas 5 rocket ascends toward space carrying the classified NROL-36 satellite and 11 small science cubesats on Sept. 13, 2012, in a flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Experimental Military Microsatellites Reach Orbit
A Boeing Delta 2 rocket launches the MiTEx military microsatellite mission into orbit on June 21, 2006 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.