The uncrewed X-37B space plane touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Station on Nov. 12 having spent a record 908 days in orbit
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The space plane touched down at NASA's Kennedy Space Center today (Nov. 12) after 908 days in orbit — more than four months longer than any previous X-37B flight.
Ukraine's space-based communications infrastructure took a serious hit recently due to funding problems, according to a media report.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard successfully launched a new rocket capable of sending satellites into orbit on Saturday (Nov. 5).
The U.S. military's X-37B robotic space plane just passed 900 days in orbit on its latest hush-hush mission, adding to the program's flight-duration record.
The U.S. government has officially started to explain some of the most infamous UFO encounters of the last decade, with China and weather balloons as top offenders.
North Korea continued its barrage of missiles Thursday (Nov. 4) with an apparently failed launch of its most powerful ICBM.
On Dec. 2, the world will finally get a glimpse at the B-21 Raider, a new stealth bomber that has been described as "the most advanced military aircraft ever built."
North Korea launched 23 short-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday (Nov. 2), a record-breaking fusillade that spurred a response from its neighbor to the south.
China's mysterious space plane ejected an object on Oct. 31, perhaps signaling that its time in orbit is nearly up.
The country has been threatening to act against U.S. commercial satellites looking at Ukraine, which Russia invaded in February.
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Stratolaunch flew a prototype of its planned air-launched Talon hypersonic vehicle for the first time on Friday (Oct. 28).
The White House has responded to Russia's assertion that commercial satellites are legitimate targets by stating that a U.S. response would follow any such attacks.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket in the world, is getting ready to take flight for the first time in more than three years.
It's understandable if you're a bit confused about the funding situation with SpaceX's Starlink satellite-internet service in Ukraine.
Virgin Orbit will work with Luxembourg's Directorate of Defense to map out a possible way for the company to "strengthen the resiliency of NATO and other Allies."
The U.S. Space Force seeks to ramp up its 'rapid launch' capabilities with a pair of task orders supporting a 2023 mission devoted to assessing orbital threats.
Billionaire Elon Musk said SpaceX will keep funding Starlink internet service in Ukraine, backtracking from a previous push to ask the Pentagon to foot the bill.
Elon Musk has informed the Pentagon that SpaceX can no longer afford to fund Starlink service or donate terminals to Ukraine after providing vital services to the besieged country for months.