Space Force

China’s new satellites extend its military reach, US says

Rapid buildup “allows them to see much further with greater precision at day and at night and through all weather,” Space Force intel chief says.

USAF aims to ‘re-optimize’ for great power competition

Kendall dispatches teams to seek better ways to organize to take on China.

The Space Force needs a brand-new culture of its own

It doesn’t do organized violence—and shouldn’t pretend that it does.

SDA readies second batch of satellites for its space data network

The Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture was designed to be the “space backbone” for JADC2.

US offers rare preview of upcoming spy-satellite launch

Officials talked about Tuesday’s launch of NROL-107 in a bid to “deter the adversary.”

Lockheed, Northrop share $1.5B contract for new comms satellites

Seventy-two satellites, which will begin launching in 2026, will be “the space backbone for the Joint All Domain Command and Control.”

Biden to reverse Trump decision to move Space Command to Alabama

The decision to keep the command at its current home in Colorado will surely enrage Alabama politicians.

USAF tweaks competition to spread rocket work

The Pentagon had previously planned to rely on just two heavy-lift launch providers.

ULA’s first Vulcan launch pushed to end of the year

After an explosion in March, the company launched an investigation into what happened to its new heavy-lift rocket during testing in Alabama.

Space Force opens marketplace, launches test initiative to get new tech faster

The service's weeks-old Commercial Space Office serves as a hub for several efforts to accelerate acquisition of next-gen tech.

How Space Force wants to use AI

As satellites multiply, "we won't be able to...control all that by humans in real-time," Space Command's deputy chief says.

Proposed marijuana waivers acknowledge blunt recruiting truths

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to remove a barrier to joining the U.S. military.

China’s Commercial Space Ventures Pose A Variety of Threats, DOD Officials Say

Officials worry China may do for commercial-space capabilities what it did for cheap telecom equipment.

How the ‘Stormbringers’ are Preparing for War in Space

The Space Force’s orbital warfare unit is teaching its guardians about the “offensive and defensive fires” they might need for conflict.

Space Force Unworried by Predictions of Commercial-Launch Consolidation

There’s “certainly enough capacity,” the service’s No. 2. officer said—though “more is always better.”