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Watch: ULA Successfully Launches First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 26, 2020) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 26 at 4:18 p.m. EDT. This marks the 83rd successful launch of an Atlas ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch the First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 24, 2020) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center. The launch is on track for March 26 at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ...

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Pence Swears In First Chief of Space Operations at White House Event

Vice President Mike Pence shakes another person's hand.

Vice President Mike Pence swore in Air Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond as the highest-ranking military leader of the newly created U.S. Space Force in a ceremony that recognized the arrival of the nation’s newest military branch. Raymond was formally designated the first chief of space operations in a formal ceremony sponsored by the White House and held at ...

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Congressional Watchdog Estimates Space Force Will Cost Billions More Than The Pentagon Says

President Donald Trump’s Space Force will cost up to $1.9 billion annually to manage plus billions more in startup costs, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO published a report on the estimated costs of the new agency Wednesday. The Trump administration’s own cost estimates for the project have varied widely from $2 billion to $13 billion over ...

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U.S. Space Force: Space No Longer Peaceful

Though there once may have been tranquility in space, that’s likely no longer the case, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “We’re in an era of great power competition, and the next major conflict may be won or lost in space,” Shanahan said. “Space is no longer a sanctuary — it is ...

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Space Policy Directive-4: Establishment of the U.S. Space Force [Full Text]

President Donald Trump officially created the United States Space Force on Tuesday. The new military branch will operate under the Air Force, similar to the Marine Corp’s relationship with the Department of the Navy. Watch: February 19, 2019 Space Policy Directive-4 MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY ...

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Trump Officially Launches Space Force, But There’s A Catch

Donald Trump and Mike Pence meeting of National Space Council 6-18-18

President Donald Trump signed a directive Tuesday that will launch Space Force, placing it under the Air Force. (Related: Space Policy Directive-4: Establishment of the U.S. Space Force [Full Text]) The plan still needs to be approved by the Democrat-controlled Congress, reported The Wall Street Journal. “Space, that’s the next step and we have to be prepared,” Trump said Tuesday ...

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President Trump orders DoD to establish “Space Force” to expand economy and enhance national security

Donald Trump and Mike Pence meeting of National Space Council 6-18-18

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the Department of Defense to create the “Space Force” as the nation’s sixth military branch. The announcement came during the president’s remarks as he and Vice President Mike Pence attended a meeting of the National Space Council. [Video] “My administration is reclaiming America’s heritage as the world’s greatest space-faring nation,” he ...

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