The Missile Defense Agency's ground-based defense system successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile during the first live-fire test of its kind Tuesday (May 30), the agency said.
A senior U.S. State Department official said China and the United States plan to hold a second set of talks later this year to discuss how their militaries operate in space.
The U.S. Air Force released a draft solicitation that sets up a competition between SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to launch a multipurpose experimental satellite in late 2018.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of commercial space company Blue Origin, and celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson are joining the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board.
The Air Force said July 22 it still plans to launch the next Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system in 2021.
U.S. Air Force Space Command has released a new white paper that formally outlines Gen. John Hyten's plan to train satellite operators to fight through a war in space.
SpaceX is scheduled to launch a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office in March 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a spokeswoman for the intelligence agency said.
The Air Force has stopped trying to recover a two-year-old weather satellite after operators lost the ability to command the spacecraft last month, an Air Force spokesman said March 24.
The head of Air Force Space Command told lawmakers March 15 that a two-year-old weather satellite is "about dead" and that the Air Force does not expect the satellite to return to operations.
NOAA satellite operators unexpectedly lost the ability to command one of the Air Force’s primary weather satellites on Feb. 11.
For the second consecutive year, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's top-funded space program is an experimental spaceplane that could fly 10 times in 10 days.
The White House’s 2017 budget request will build on the Pentagon’s $5.5 billion effort to protect national security satellites, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Feb. 2.
The U.S. Air Force expects to launch an experimental missile-warning satellite in 2018 or 2019, about two years later than the timeline service officials used last January.
The service awards $3.1 million to Orbital ATK, $6 million to Aerojet Rocketdyne and $5.4 million to Northrop Grumman.
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