NASA will launch three sounding rockets from its Wallops Flight Facility in coastal Virginia on flights that local observers may be able to spot in the sky.
Military forces have a long association with spaceflight, with modern rockets evolving from missiles developed during World War II. Today's armed forces rely on space-based assets for reconnaissance, weather tracking, communication, navigation and more. The U.S. Air Force regularly launches GPS and missile-defense tracking satellites, and operates two classified X-37B robotic space planes. Learn more about military satellites, space weapon, the Space Force and more here.
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China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic weapon two months ago, making strides with the technology that surprised and alarmed U.S. officials, according to a media report.
That enigmatic U.S. military X-37B robotic space drone has now chalked up more than 500 days circling the Earth.
North Korean state media declared the test of the Hwasong-8 a success, but outside experts are skeptical.
Russia's ministry of defense sent a classified payload into orbit on a Soyuz rocket Thursday (Sept. 9), according to state media outlet TASS.
Learn all about the U.S. Space Force's robotic X-37B space plane, which has flown six mystery missions to date.
The U.S. Space Force is seeking more recruits to address future military challenges of spaceflight. Yes, there's an ad for it.
China’s meteoric rise in space science and exploration—along with its new partnership with Russia—is spurring U.S. experts to reconsider a long-standing prohibition on bilateral collaborations
The U.S. Space Force has booked two missions with Astra, the first of which will launch a test payload from Alaska during a window that runs from Aug. 27 through Sept. 11.
The company's Electron rocket launched a small satellite for the U.S. military early this morning (July 29), acing its first mission since a failure in mid-May.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's mission to study Earth's Van Allen radiation belts ended on May 31, after exceeding its original planned lifetime of one year in orbit.
The U.S. Space Force has a new primer for activities beyond Earth orbit amid increased NASA and international interest in lunar activities.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4.9 billion contract to build a triad of missile-warning satellites for the U.S. Space Force.
SpaceX successfully launched an advanced GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force and nailed a rocket landing at sea on Thursday (June 17).
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a new GPS navigation satellite for the U.S. military today (June 17) and you can watch it live online.
A Minotaur 1 rocket blasted off from the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tuesday morning (June 15), heading to orbit with three secret spacecraft for the U.S. government's spy satellite agency.
Northrop Grumman is set to launch a Minotaur 1 rocket early Tuesday morning (June 15), and you can watch the action live online.
A Northrop Grumman rocket successfully launched a secretive Space Force satellite for "space domain awareness" on Sunday (June 13).
United Launch Alliance (ULA)'s next Atlas V launch will have to wait a little longer as the liftoff has been delayed, the company announced Friday (June 5).