After over 10 weeks of protests in Hong Kong, a satellite has captured an image of Chinese military vehicles gathering in Shenzhen.
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 United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket took to the skies early this morning (Aug. 8), delivering a highly advanced communications satellite into space for the U.S. Air Force.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch a military communications satellite together with an experimental cubesat Thursday morning (Aug. 8), and you can watch the mission live online.
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B military space plane has now been circling Earth for 700 days, just a few weeks shy of the vehicle's spaceflight-duration record.
Months after President Donald Trump announced the creation of the U.S. Space Force, France is beginning to lay the groundwork for its own version.
The secretive mission of the U.S. Air Force X-37B mini-space plane has winged past 670 days of flight – just 48 days shy from setting a long duration record for the program.
Skywatcher and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh recently caught a rare glimpse of the U.S. Air Force's secretive vehicle doing its thing in orbit.
The secretive startup SpinLaunch, which aims to fling satellites into space without a traditional launch pad, has just secured its first launch contract.
SpaceX is gearing up for its busiest Falcon Heavy megarocket launch yet and now, thanks the U.S. Air Force, we know what the epic rideshare looks like.
An independent space service under the Air Force would add up to $1.3 billion a year in costs, says CBO, far more than DoD's estimate of $500 million.
North Korea fired off two short-range missiles in quick succession early this morning (May 9), and the United States followed suit with a test of its own just minutes later.
Vice President Mike Pence used a speech at a major space industry conference Monday (May 6) to restate the Trump administration's space policy efforts.
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has now been circling Earth for more than 600 days on its latest mystery mission.
The Air Force 45th Space Wing is gearing up for three high-profile space launches at Cape Canaveral over the coming months.
The National Guard Bureau is calling for the establishment of a Space National Guard as a reserve component to the Space Force.
No state has destroyed another state's satellite. This extraordinary restraint is worth preserving and expanding.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the hearing was an "opportunity to continue to gather facts and to fully explore the proposal."
Still in testing mode, the U.S. Air Force Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll detected India’s March 27 anti-satellite test and issued a break-up alert.