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PHOTOS: Powerhouse Atlas-V Rocket Launches NROL-67 on Secret Mission

A ULA Atlas-v rocket thunders skyward from Cape Canaveral AFS with a top-secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Mission designated NROL-67. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Alan Walters

On Thursday, April 10, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully carried out its 81st mission (and its second in two weeks) with [...]

Recently Declassified USAF Space Surveillance Program Pushes Orion Flight Test to December

NASA’s Orion spacecraft will launch on EFT-1 NET in December 2014 atop a ULA Delta-IV Heavy rocket, the same pictured here launching a top-secret payload for the U.S. Government on mission NROL-15. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

One of the most anticipated spaceflights of the last couple years is now delayed by nearly [...]

SpaceX and United Launch Alliance Face-Off at Hearing for Military Launch Contracts

United Launch Alliance CEO Michael Gass (top left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (bottom right) testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Wed., March 5, each outlining why their respective launch services are the best choice for the U.S. Government and tax-payer. Photo Credits: Committee on Appropriations / [...]

45th Space Wing's Commander: 'Yes, We Are Still Launching Rockets!'

The commander of the 45th Space Wing, Brigadier General Anthony Cotton, addresses members of the press who attended a media day held by the 45th Space Wing. The media day was held to highlight the heavy workload that the men and women of the Eastern Range have in sending various payloads to orbit. Photo [...]

Team Effort Crucial to Success of Delta IV Heavy

While United Launch Alliance builds the core segments of Delta IV Heavy rocket, other companies add vital elements that make the launch vehicle's amazing capabilities a reality. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

Cape Canaveral Fla. – United Launch Alliance (ULA) let its “biggest dog” off the leash on a classified mission last week. The Delta [...]

Hawks and Falcons: Covering the SpaceX COTS-2 Launch with the 920th Rescue Wing

The SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket ignites to send their Dragon spacecraft on the first commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station, as shot from a 920th Rescue Wing Pave Hawk helicopter - call sign Jolly 1. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

The SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket ignites to send their Dragon spacecraft on the first commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station, as shot from a 920th Rescue Wing Pave Hawk helicopter – call sign Jolly 1. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

If you have ever watched a rocket or space shuttle [...]

Atlas V Launches AEHF-2 Satellite For Classified U.S. Messages

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V carries a U.S. Air Force/ Lockheed Martin AEHF spacecraft to orbit. The AEHF-2 satellite will carry the most highly-classified U. S. satcom traffic. This flight marks the 30th successful Atlas V mission; the launch vehicle has a 100 percent success record. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

The second U.S. Air [...]

Launch Of Atlas V With AEHF-2 Scrubbed

There has been a 24-hour delay in the launch of a ULA Atlas V 531 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41 in Florida. Photo Credit; Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 531 rocket and its U.S. Air Force Advanced [...]

AmericaSpace Exclusive: Stunning Video From Recent MUOS-1 Launch

Excluding the “countdown” audio and music score during the second launch video – all the elements of this presentation were produced by AmericaSpace and its affiliates. Alan Walters, Mike Killian, Jason Rhian, Matt Gaetjens as well as Mike Barrett & Jeff Seibert with Wired4Space.com and Lloyd Behrendt with Blue Sawtooth Studios contributed to make [...]

Surging Chinese Espionage Targets U. S. Space Components

Chinese Fengyun-2 spin stabilized geosynchronous orbit weather satellite is placed in its Long March faring at the Xichang launch site in January 2012. Photo Credit: China Defense Mashup.com

The FBI is pursuing a growing number of Chinese agents trying to obtain and smuggle U. S. space system components into China for use in spacecraft [...]