Boeing-Built WGS-11+ Satellite Passes Major Review, Heads into Production Next Year

@Boeing & @AF_SMC have completed 1st-ever, all-virtual Preliminary Design Review for #WGS11+ satellite, due for launch later this decade. […]

As Atlas Rolls to SLC-41, Delta IV Undergoes WDR in Preparation for August Launch

A Delta IV Medium rocket underwent a “Wet Dress Rehearsal” on July 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — In a day marked by many events dedicated to preparing for the launch of an Atlas V 551 rocket, over […]

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. […]

Opinion: Pratt Whitney: Smoke & Fire – Not Smoke & Mirrors


Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has released this video detailing the company’s involvement in many successful launches last year. The video points out that while others were “talking” about launch – Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne’s engines have been launching. The point the firm makes is clear, while others have been releasing slick videos, PowerPoint presentations […]

ULA Delta IV Sends U.S. Air Force WGS Payload Thundering to Orbit

AmericaSpace's Mike Killian took this time-elapsed image from the Kennedy Space Center press site parking lot. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/ARES Institute

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The U.S. Air Force launched the Wideband Global SATCOM-4 or WGS-4 satellite at 7:38 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex-37 (SLC-37).