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United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V lifts off from from Space Launch Complex-41 at 6:29 a.m. EDT on Aug. 4, 2022 for the United States Space Force’s Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO 6) mission.

US Space Force launches final SBIRS GEO missile warning satellite

The US Space Force is now communicating with the sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO) satellite, following its...

US Space Force’s tactical SATCOM prototype passes critical design review

The US Space Force’s Space Systems Command (SSC) and Boeing recently completed a critical design review for the Protected Tactical SATCOM Prototype...
DARC deep space radar

US Space Force contracts Northrop for ‘deep space radar’ development

The US Space Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $341 million contract to develop, test and deliver a Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability...
First US Space Force launch

US Army, Navy handing over SATCOM ops to Space Force

The US Army and Navy will be handing over their satellites, funding and mission responsibility to the US Space Force, putting basically...

US SPACECOM reaches initial operational capability 2 years after inception

The commander of the US Space Command, Army Gen. James Dickinson, declared initial operational capability for the Pentagon's 11th combatant command on...
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US Space Force’s new missile warning satellite payload passes critical design...

Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace have completed the critical design review for the Next-Gen OPIR Geosynchronous GEO mission payload.
US Space Force payload launch on LauncherOne

US launches 6 space missions in single day

The events included the first satellite missions for the Space Development Agency as well as the first Pentagon launch to use VOX Space’s “LauncherOne”.
SpaceX GPS III satellite launch for US Space Force

US Space Force launches fifth GPS III satellite with reused booster

The satellite was carried to orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, marking the first National Security Space Launch to use a reusable booster.
Stargazer with Pegasus XL

US Space Force tests tactically responsive launch concept with Pegasus XL...

The satellite launch with Northrop Grumman's air-launched three-staged rocket was the first mission supported by SMC’s new Space Safari Program Office.
Rocket Cargo Vanguard

Logistics via rockets becomes US Air Force’s fourth Vanguard program

Rocket Cargo will explore the possibilities of leveraging new commercial rocket capabilities for the Pentagon's logistics missions.

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