The nation's newest military branch doesn't currently launch anyone to the final frontier. But that will change someday, if all goes according to plan.
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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U.S. military officials have increasingly flagged a new role in guarding American assets and interests in Earth-moon space.
A Chinese reusable experimental spacecraft has safely landed after two days in orbit, according to state media, and may have deployed a satellite during its mysterious, brief journey in space.
Space Policy Directive-5 establishes a set of principles designed to protect the nation's valuable space assets from a burgeoning variety of cyber threats.
A U.S. spy satellite launch on a Delta IV Heavy rocket has been delayed a week after a last-minute abort Saturday (Aug. 29).
The new military branch, which President Donald Trump officially established in December 2019, just published its first doctrine, a 41-page document called "Spacepower."
The Department of Defense is sticking with SpaceX and United Launch Alliance as its two primary launch services for U.S. national security missions.
The U.S. Space Force unveiled its official motto and logo Wednesday (July 22), along with the meaning behind its striking insignia.
The U.S. Space Command announced that they have evidence that Russia has tested a space-based anti-satellite weapon.
SpaceX successfully launched South Korea's first military satellite Monday (July 20) and aced a rocket landing.
SpaceX will launch a South Korean military satellite from Florida today, July 20. Here's how to watch it live.
The U.S. Space Force will launch four top secret reconnaissance satellites into orbit from Virginia's Eastern Shore Thursday (July 15) and you can watch it live online.
SpaceX has test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket for South Korea's first military satellite launch on July 14.