The secretive startup SpinLaunch, which aims to fling satellites into space without a traditional launch pad, has just secured its first launch contract.
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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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.
An independent space service under the Air Force would add up to $1.3 billion a year in costs, says CBO, far more than DoD's estimate of $500 million.
North Korea fired off two short-range missiles in quick succession early this morning (May 9), and the United States followed suit with a test of its own just minutes later.
Vice President Mike Pence used a speech at a major space industry conference Monday (May 6) to restate the Trump administration's space policy efforts.
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has now been circling Earth for more than 600 days on its latest mystery mission.
The Air Force 45th Space Wing is gearing up for three high-profile space launches at Cape Canaveral over the coming months.
The National Guard Bureau is calling for the establishment of a Space National Guard as a reserve component to the Space Force.
No state has destroyed another state's satellite. This extraordinary restraint is worth preserving and expanding.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the hearing was an "opportunity to continue to gather facts and to fully explore the proposal."
Still in testing mode, the U.S. Air Force Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll detected India’s March 27 anti-satellite test and issued a break-up alert.
Vice President Mike Pence won’t be delivering a keynote address at this year's Space Symposium, but the speech he gave two weeks ago is sure to reverberate across the event.
A new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies focuses on four specific countries that pose the greatest risk for the United States: China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.
House Armed Service Committee Chairman Adam Smith on Thursday sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson questioning "what seems to be a rush to move ahead in the procurement strategy."
The liftoff will follow closely on the heels of a mission Rocket Lab recently flew for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
A U.S. space and defense software company created two new simulation videos, revealing how the anti-satellite weapon recently launched by India might have looked hitting a satellite in space.
India's recent anti-satellite test created 60 pieces of orbital debris big enough to track, 24 of which rise higher than the International Space Station's orbit around Earth.