Earth observation data will flow more quickly using laser technology instead of radio, according to JAXA
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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United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully sent an Atlas V rocket into space today (Nov. 13), following a series of delays due to hardware issues and poor weather conditions at the launch site.
United Launch Alliance is delaying the launch of an Atlas V mission 24 hours due to inclement weather from Hurricane Eta.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lit up the evening sky above Florida tonight (Nov. 5) to carry an advanced new GPS satellite to orbit for the U.S. Space Force.
The United Launch Alliance will launch a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office on Nov. 4, 2020. Here's how to watch.
If all goes according to plan, the U.S. Space Force will soon have its first service member in orbit.
If you're looking for more space in your life, look no farther: The stars have aligned to bring your four separate space events today (Oct. 21).
Eight military satellites will be deployed for a new missile-warning system under construction from the Department of Defense's Space Development Agency (SDA).
SpaceX aborted the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket that was scheduled to deliver an upgraded global positioning satellite (GPS) into orbit for the U.S. Space Force on Friday (Oct. 2).
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch an upgraded global positioning satellite (GPS) into orbit for the U.S. Space Force today (Sept. 30) and you can watch it live online.
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.
The launch of a U.S. spy satellite atop a powerful Delta IV Heavy rocket was called off in the final seconds late last night (Sept. 30), mirroring the outcome of an attempt a month ago.
DARPA just awarded a $14 million task order that will support a program called Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations.
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.