Social media, hanging out in that slack period between Christmas and New Year’s with nothing better to do, has decided to prank aviation enthusiasts and space watchers with a totally unofficial rendition of the U.S. Space Force uniform, widely distributed on Twitter. Variously compared to crossing guard uniforms as well as those from a range […]Read More Stand Down: That Space Force Uniform Isn’t Real – AVweb
Russia has launched a new anti-satellite missile test in its latest push to weaponize space, U.S. Space Command officials said Wednesday (Dec. 16). In its third anti-satellite test this year, Russia launched a direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile, which can destroy small satellites in low Earth orbit. When a satellite is struck by a DA-ASAT missile, […]Read More Russia has launched an anti-satellite missile test, US Space Command says | Space
SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 today from Kennedy Space Center, with a launch window that spans three hours and opens at 9 AM EST (6 AM PST). The mission will carry a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and will include a recovery attempt for the first-stage booster used on the […]Read More Watch SpaceX launch a U.S. spy satellite live and bring its booster back for a landing on terra firma – TechCrunch
Russia’s own orbital station will consist of three to seven modules unmanned or with a crew of two to four people. MOSCOW, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Russia’s rocket and space corporation Energia on Thursday announced that it is working on the development of a new multifunctional space station… More about this article in the link […]Read More Russia plans to develop its own space station – Xinhua | English.news.cn
The ISS is home to international collaborative science. It shouldn’t also host a military ceremony… More about this article in the link below… https://slate.com/technology/2020/11/iss-space-force-no-thank-you.htmlRead More Keep the Space Force off the International Space Station.
WASHINGTON —SpaceX and and L3 Harris will contribute satellites to track hypersonic weapons to the Space Development Agency’s planned mega-constellation, with the nascent agency announcing it had selected the two companies to build its first wide field of view satellites Oct. 5… More about this article in the link below… https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2020/10/05/space-development-agency-orders-8-hypersonic-weapon-tracking-satellites/Read More Space Development Agency orders 8 satellites to track hypersonic weapons
When most Americans think about Space Force, they probably imagine epic space battles or sprawling science fiction sagas. Policymakers who are more “in the know” likely think about the duties and functions that will preoccupy the U.S. military’s newest branch in the years ahead. But few, if any, pause to consider that the USSF has […]Read More The Space Force’s relevance to the green agenda | TheHill
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has raised concerns within the administration about federal agents patrolling the streets of U.S. cities in camouflage uniforms similar to those worn by troops in war zones, his spokesperson said Tuesday… More about this in the link below… https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/21/esper-federal-agents-military-protests-376381Read More Esper concerned over federal agents dressed like military troops in U.S. cities
Israel’s Air Force (IAF) today officially inaugurated the special operations wing, a combat formation that groups the air-force operated elite units under one wing. Based in Palmachim Air Force Base south of Tel Aviv, the 7th Special Operations Wing includes the 669 combat rescue squadron, 5101 Shaldag Special Tactics Squadron, and the Tactical Air Operations […]Read More Israel Moves to Tighten, Improve Special Ops, by Establishing a SOF Wing – Defense Update:
The U.S. Space Force has determined how it will be organized, right down to the squadron level. The newest military branch on Tuesday announced that it will operate with three primary field commands, responsible for training space professionals; acquiring space systems from industry; and supporting combatant commanders with space force personnel and capabilities. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/06/30/major-space-force-units-be-called-deltas-officials-announce.html/ampRead More Major Space Force Units to Be Called Deltas, Officials Announce
The Pentagon’s current top civilian leader in charge of special operations forces is leaving before his permanent replacement is confirmed by the Senate, the Defense Department has announced. https://taskandpurpose.com/news/pentagon-special-operations-leavingRead More Latest Pentagon official overseeing special operations leaving as musical chairs continue | Task & Purpose
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are slated to be the first humans to leave earth from the United States since the space shuttle was retired in 2011. Earlier in the week, a first launch attempt was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions. TIME’s coverage includes interviews with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, NASA Administrator Jim […]Read More Watch “SpaceX & NASA Launch U.S. Astronauts To Space | TIME” on YouTube
Of all the missions assigned to America’s military, none has a more tortured history than missile defense of the homeland. In the 60+ years since Russia first proved it could launch intercontinental ballistic missiles—ICBMs—many, many ideas have been funded for defending the nation against them… read more about this article in link… https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2020/05/28/the-pentagons-missile-defense-agency-has-a-bold-new-plan-for-protecting-america-whats-plan-b-if-it-doesnt-work/Read More The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency Has A Bold New Plan For Protecting America. What’s ‘Plan B’ If It Doesn’t Work?
The SpaceX Demo-2’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket were rolled out to the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 21, 2020. It is scheduled to launch NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on May 27. — NASA astronauts arrive […]Read More Watch “SpaceX Demo-2 rocket rolled out to launch pad” on YouTube
May.19 — The US military’s mystery space plane rocketed into orbit again on Sunday, this time with an extra load of science experiments. The X-37B was launched on board a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It will be the sixth flight of the X-37B, a solar-powered plane that’s flown […]Read More Watch “Watch the Launch of a Secret U.S. Military Spy Pl…” on YouTube