An Atlas V rocket topped with two "neighborhood watch" satellites lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Friday (Jan. 21) at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT).
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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Across the globe, nations and space companies alike are speaking out about Russia's anti-satellite (ASAT) test that forced astronauts in space to take cover.
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A Vega rocket launched three French military satellites from a South American spaceport Tuesday (Nov. 16).
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has condemned a Russian anti-satellite test on Monday (Nov. 15) that put the International Space Station at risk of colliding with the resulting debris.
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China launched the first set of three satellites for a new series of classified Yaogan reconnaissance satellites on Saturday (Nov. 5).
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An Ariane 5 rocket will launch satellites for SES and the French military tonight, Oct. 23, and you can watch it live here.