NASA's repurposed spy telescope is ready for the next stage of development.
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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The United States Air Force Space Command began conducting the 13th Schriever Wargame at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama yesterday (Sept. 4).
It was only a matter of time: Amateur sleuths think they've tracked down the satellite that took a high-resolution image of the aftermath of an Iranian missile disaster.
The United States Space Command is officially here. And U.S. President Donald Trump says that before long, the U.S. will establish a Space Force for space defense.
The protection of trade routes and lines of communication are traditional military responsibilities, and this will continue to be true as cislunar space becomes "high ground."
The robotic X-37B has been circling Earth for nearly 719 days on its latest mystery mission, which is known as Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5).
The last Delta IV Medium rocket ever to fly successfully launched the second GPS III Magellan navigation satellite for the U.S. Air Force Thursday (Aug. 22).
It's time for United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Medium rocket to retire. Luckily, you have one last chance to watch the rocket launch live.
The United States Space Command will officially be up and running by the end of the month, Vice President Mike Pence said today (Aug. 20) at a meeting of the National Space Council.
After over 10 weeks of protests in Hong Kong, a satellite has captured an image of Chinese military vehicles gathering in Shenzhen.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket took to the skies early this morning (Aug. 8), delivering a highly advanced communications satellite into space for the U.S. Air Force.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch a military communications satellite together with an experimental cubesat Thursday morning (Aug. 8), and you can watch the mission live online.
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B military space plane has now been circling Earth for 700 days, just a few weeks shy of the vehicle's spaceflight-duration record.
Months after President Donald Trump announced the creation of the U.S. Space Force, France is beginning to lay the groundwork for its own version.
The secretive mission of the U.S. Air Force X-37B mini-space plane has winged past 670 days of flight – just 48 days shy from setting a long duration record for the program.
Skywatcher and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh recently caught a rare glimpse of the U.S. Air Force's secretive vehicle doing its thing in orbit.
The secretive startup SpinLaunch, which aims to fling satellites into space without a traditional launch pad, has just secured its first launch contract.
SpaceX is gearing up for its busiest Falcon Heavy megarocket launch yet and now, thanks the U.S. Air Force, we know what the epic rideshare looks like.
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