Suspicions swirl that Russia may have conducted an anti-satellite test that created the debris field that's causing astronauts on the International Space Station to seek refuge, reports suggest.
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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China launched the first set of three satellites for a new series of classified Yaogan reconnaissance satellites on Saturday (Nov. 5).
When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 in 1957, it represented humanity’s first significant foray into the cosmos.
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch satellites for SES and the French military tonight, Oct. 23, and you can watch it live here.
The hush-hush launches from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility tested advanced hypersonic weapons technology for the U.S. military.
Arianespace halted plans to launch two communications satellites into orbit on Friday (Oct. 22) to allow time for more ground equipment checks.
NASA will launch three sounding rockets from its Wallops Flight Facility in coastal Virginia on flights that local observers may be able to spot in the sky.
China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic weapon two months ago, making strides with the technology that surprised and alarmed U.S. officials, according to a media report.
That enigmatic U.S. military X-37B robotic space drone has now chalked up more than 500 days circling the Earth.
North Korean state media declared the test of the Hwasong-8 a success, but outside experts are skeptical.
Russia's ministry of defense sent a classified payload into orbit on a Soyuz rocket Thursday (Sept. 9), according to state media outlet TASS.
Learn all about the U.S. Space Force's robotic X-37B space plane, which has flown six mystery missions to date.
The U.S. Space Force is seeking more recruits to address future military challenges of spaceflight. Yes, there's an ad for it.
China’s meteoric rise in space science and exploration—along with its new partnership with Russia—is spurring U.S. experts to reconsider a long-standing prohibition on bilateral collaborations
The U.S. Space Force has booked two missions with Astra, the first of which will launch a test payload from Alaska during a window that runs from Aug. 27 through Sept. 11.
The company's Electron rocket launched a small satellite for the U.S. military early this morning (July 29), acing its first mission since a failure in mid-May.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's mission to study Earth's Van Allen radiation belts ended on May 31, after exceeding its original planned lifetime of one year in orbit.
The U.S. Space Force has a new primer for activities beyond Earth orbit amid increased NASA and international interest in lunar activities.