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News Archive / Tagged: Space Force

  • ULA successfully launches Atlas V, X-37B spaceplane

    Theresa CrossMay 17th, 2020

    At 9:14 AM EDT, United Launch Alliance successfully launched an Atlas V rocket, lofting the X-37B spaceplane into orbit for the U.S Space Force.

  • 45th Space Wing preparing for back to back launches

    Matt HaskellMay 14th, 2020

    This weekend, the 45th Space wing at cape Canaveral Air Force Station is poised for a modern era record turnaround in launches, as it prepares to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V with the USSF-7 X-37B from LC-41 on Saturday, and a SpaceX Falcon 9 with Starlink satellites from LC-40 on Sunday.

  • ULA set to loft final Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite

    Patrick AttwellMarch 26th, 2020

    Poised for launch on Thursday March 26, 2020, an Atlas V rocket is set to lift the sixth and final Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite. The 2-hour long launch window opens at 2:57 PM EDT (18:57 UTC) and stretches until 4:57 EDT (20:57 UTC).

  • Proposal to have Trump’s ‘Space Force’ be situated in Florida moves forward

    Jason RhianMarch 27th, 2019

    This proposal to create the Space Force, a new wing of the U.S. Armed Forces, has received a wide spectrum of responses, including a recent show of support.

  • Trump signs directive to create the US Space Force

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 20th, 2019

    A Space Force as a new branch of the U.S. military is one step closer to becoming a reality with the signing of a new space policy directive.

  • Trump calls for creation of ‘Space Force’

    Jim SharkeyJune 22nd, 2018

    During a meeting of the National Space Council at the White House on June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump announced he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military - to focus on space.