Falcon 9 Completes Static Fire Test, Targets Thursday Launch of GPS III-05

As #Falcon9 completes her pre-flight test-fire, @SpaceForceDoD & @SpaceX stand primed for 5th GPS Block III launch on Thursday. […]

Atlas V Fully Stacked, Targets SBIRS GEO-5 Launch NET 17 May

Only days after #MajesticDelta launch, @ULALaunch draws ever closer to NET 17 May launch of #MightyAtlas on a critical mission for @SpaceForceDoD. […]

Next GPS Block III Satellite Arrives in Florida, Targets Mid-June Launch

@USSF_SMC has delivered the next GPS Block III satellite to the Space Coast, where it will prepare for its June @SpaceX launch. […]

National Team Blazes New Trail from Apollo to Human Landing System (HLS)

As @NASA prepares to land the next man and the first woman on the Moon by 2024, engineers, managers & astronauts came together Thursday to discuss America’s next giant leap. […]

SBIRS GEO-5 Declared Complete, As GPS III-04 Finishes On-Orbit Checkout in Record Time

@LockheedMartin has completed @AF_SMC’s next #SBIRS infrared early warning guardian in record time & put most recent #GPSIII satellite for @SpaceForceDoD through testing in record time. […]

Space Force AEHF-6 Satellite Completes On-Orbit Testing

Illustration of AEHF in orbit. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Earlier this year, ULA launched their first major payload for the U.S. Space Force with the sixth and final member of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) constellation of military communications satellites.

Built by Lockheed Martin and with a “protected communications payload” furnished by Northrop […]

Blue Origin Completes SRR, Works 'Seamlessly' Towards Human Lunar Return

@BlueOrigin, @DraperLab, @NorthropGrumman & @LockheedMartin have completed critical System Requirements Review (SRR) for their #NationalTeam Human Landing System (HLS) concept. […]

Blue Origin-Led Human Lunar Lander Mockup Arrives in Houston for Testing

@BlueOrigin #NationalTeam has delivered a full-scale engineering mockup of its Human Landing System (HLS) to NASA’s Johnson Space Center for evaluation & test. […]

As Structural Testing Concludes, Orion and SLS Look Ahead to Artemis-1

The Orion Structural Test Article (STA) undergoes a critical jettison test of panels surrounding the service module last month at Lockheed Martin’s facility near Denver, Colo. Photo Credit: NASA

Last week’s completion of parallel structural testing campaigns for Orion and the Space Launch System (SLS) is a critical step towards the maiden voyage of […]

SpaceX Launches High-Profile Space Force GPS III-03 Satellite

Laden with GPS III-03, the Falcon 9 powers into a hot Florida afternoon on its third mission of June 2020. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace

SpaceX has successfully launched and, for the first time, recovered a Falcon 9 booster following a National Security Space Launch (NSSL) mission. The never-before-used B1060 core, teamed with a […]