The U.S. Space Force has announced a delay in the upcoming launch of its elusive X-37B space plane, the first aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.
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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North Korea may have deliberately detonated the first stage of its rocket during a launch Tuesday (Nov. 21) that aimed to put a spy satellite in orbit.
A new U.S. Space Force publication says that to operate safely in space, Guardians need to know exactly what is in orbit and where it came from — but anomalous objects show that it's no easy task.
North Korean state media claims its Malligyong-1 spy satellite reached orbit on Tuesday (Nov. 21); if true, this would mark the first time the nation has accomplished such a feat.
More than two dozen companies are backing a United Nations-led effort to end destructive anti-satellite tests, which add yet more debris to Earth orbit.
Rocket Lab will launch a drone on its suborbital launch vehicle as part of a U.S. Defense Department hypersonic development project.
U.S. Space Force's X-37B reusable space plane is set to take off on its seventh mission on Dec. 7, 2023, its first launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.
United States Space Operations Command revealed its first official painting, which depicts a "futuristic intercept vehicle" engaging an adversary satellite in orbit above Earth.
The Canadian government promises it will get new satellites into space soon to extend its famous Radarsat series for Canada's Earth observation needs, climate change and Arctic military surveillance.
Iran plans to hold talks with Russia over assistance to build a new Khayyam remote-sensing satellite.
SpaceX has won its first contract with the United States Space Force for its new Starshield satellite constellation.
While the Pentagon sees the Space Force as a tool to fight the last war here on Earth, its leaders must prepare for its real role in space, on the moon and beyond.
On Wednesday (Sept. 27), China launched a fourth satellite in the Yaogan 33 group, which are believed to be radar reconnaissance craft.
Iran sent its 3rd military satellite to orbit on Wednesday (Sept. 27), lofting the Noor 3 spacecraft atop a Qasem rocket.
Firefly Aerospace launched the Victus Nox mission for the U.S. Space Force on Thursday night (Sept. 14), just 27 hours after receiving the liftoff order.
The Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force gave an ominous warning about how contested space is becoming as world superpowers continue to militarize Earth orbit.
Vladimir Putin met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a Russian spaceport on Wednesday (Sept. 13), likely discussing a range of possibilities for space-related cooperation.
DARPA has chosen Boeing to develop a prototype and conduct flight testing of its upcoming Glide Breaker hypersonic interceptor.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched the multi-payload Silent Barker mission for the Space Force and the National Reconnaissance Office Sunday, Sept. 10.