Israel has successfully launched a new reconnaissance satellite into orbit, the latest in a series of spy satellites for the country that date back to 1988.
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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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched an advanced GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force Tuesday (June 30) then nailed a booster landing at sea.
SpaceX is gearing up to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today, June 30, to deliver an upgraded global positioning satellite (GPS) into orbit for the U.S. Space Force and you can watch it live online.
More than 8,500 active-duty Air Force service members have volunteered to join the U.S. Space Force — the nation's newest military branch.
Russia launched a military satellite to orbit on Friday (May 22), and the mission generated plenty of drama in the downward direction as well.
The U.S. Space Force's mysterious X-37B space plane successfully launched on its sixth mystery mission from Florida today (May 17).
The Space Force will launch a robotic X-37B space plane on a new secret mission for the U.S. military on Saturday (May 16) and you can watch it live online.
A look at the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane, which has flown four secret, long-duration missions in Earth orbit to date.
There's a microwave power experiment heading to space Saturday (May 16) aboard the Air Force's secretive X-37B spaceplane. Researchers hope it could lead to a new global power source.
The U.S. Space Force is counting down to the planned launch of an X-37B space plane on a secret mission on Saturday (May 16), and a new video reveals just how it will reach orbit.
At 4:18pm EDT (2018 GMT) on March 26, 2020, United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket blasted off of Earth, carrying a satellite for the United States Space Force.
The leader of the real U.S. Space Force says he's looking forward to the Netflix show about the new military branch, but he has a note for series star and co-creator Steve Carell.
In a new recruitment video unveiled today (May 6), the Space Force makes its case for a military life among the stars.
The sixth X-37B mission is scheduled to lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station May 16, Space Force officials announced today (May 6).
Iran has apparently lofted its first military satellite, ending a series of setbacks for the nation's space program.
Russia just fired an anti-satellite missile in a test of technology that the U.S. Space Force considers a threat to American orbital assets.