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After 5 Years of Construction, 'Space Fence' Finally Declared Operational (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes Space News: The space surveillance radar site known as the Space Fence is ready for use after five years in construction, the U.S. Space Force announced March 27. The $1.5 billion Space Fence — located on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands — is a ground-based radar system that tracks satellites and space debris primarily in low Earth orbit... The Space Fence can track tiny objects as small as a marble. It also provides a search capability for ob...
Tags: News, Republic of the Marshall Islands, John Raymond, EditorDavid, Kwajalein Island, Space Force, U S Space Force, Space Fence


US Space Force Successfully Launches First Mission (slashdot)

schwit1 shares a report from UPI: The first official mission for the new U.S. Space Force lifted off from Florida at 4:18 p.m. EDT on Thursday into a virtually cloudless sky with a military communications satellite aboard. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket emblazoned with the Space Force chevron logo carried the satellite toward orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations Complex 41. The payload on board is the sixth in a constellation of next-generation satellites known as Advanced Ex...
Tags: Florida, News, Australia, US, Canada, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed, UPI, Northrop Grumman, BeauHD, Netherlands United Kingdom, Space Force, U S Space Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations Complex


After 5 Years of Construction, 'Space Fence' Finally Declared Operational

An anonymous reader quotes Space News: The space surveillance radar site known as the Space Fence is ready for use after five years in construction, the U.S. Space Force announced March 27. The $1.5 billion Space Fence — located on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands — is a ground-based radar system that tracks satellites and space debris primarily in low Earth orbit... The Space Fence can track tiny objects as small as a marble. It also provides a search capability for ob...
Tags: Tech, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Kwajalein Island, Space Force, U S Space Force, Space Fence, John Raymond Read


US Space Force Successfully Launches First Mission

schwit1 shares a report from UPI: The first official mission for the new U.S. Space Force lifted off from Florida at 4:18 p.m. EDT on Thursday into a virtually cloudless sky with a military communications satellite aboard. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket emblazoned with the Space Force chevron logo carried the satellite toward orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations Complex 41. The payload on board is the sixth in a constellation of next-generation satellites known as Advanced Ex...
Tags: Florida, Australia, US, Tech, Canada, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed, UPI, Northrop Grumman, Netherlands United Kingdom, Space Force, U S Space Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations Complex


ULA successfully launches first US Space Force payload

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed its 134th successful launch, continuing its perfect track record with a mission today for the U.S. Space Force. This is the first-ever dedicated mission for the Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. armed forces dedicated to the defense and protection of America’s strategic assets in space. The payload today was the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite that has been deployed for U.S. defense customers, though the original five...
Tags: TC, Space, Cdc, America, Tech, Earth, United States, Telecommunications, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Tory Bruno, United Launch Alliance ULA, Space Force


ULA successfully launches first U.S. Space Force payload

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed its 134th successful launch, continuing its perfect track record with a mission today for the U.S. Space Force. This is the first ever dedicated mission for the Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. armed forces dedicated to the defense and protection of America’s strategic assets in space. The payload today was the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite that has been deployed for U.S. defense customers, though the original five...
Tags: TC, Space, Cdc, America, Tech, Ceo, Earth, United States, Telecommunications, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Countdown, Tory Bruno


Space Force to Get the Hell Off of Earth

The U.S. Space Force is scheduled to launch its first mission to space in a two-hour window beginning at 2:57 p.m. ET on Thursday from Cape Canaveral, sending a communications satellite into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Earth, Military, US military, Satellites, Spaceflight, Ula, United Launch Alliance, Cape Canaveral, Space Force, U S Space Force, Atlas V


U.S. Space Force first launch: How to watch live

Watch it happen live beginning at 11:57 a.m. PT today
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Emerging Tech, USSF, How To Watch, Space Force, U S Space Force


Watch ULA’s first dedicated rocket launch for the U.S. Space Force live

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has a mission today, launching a specialized secure communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force. That’s the new space-focused arm of the U.S. military that was officially formed last year, in response to what the administration has characterized as a growing need to ensure America’s assets in space are properly defended. The launch today is set to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, with a lift-off time set for 2:57 PM EDT (11:57 AM PDT). The roc...
Tags: TC, Space, Florida, America, Tech, Atlas, United States, Telecommunications, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Cape Canaveral, U.S. Air Force


Rocket Lab postpones next mission due to coronavirus pandemic

Rocket Lab is the latest new space company to feel the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic: The small satellite launcher announced on Tuesday that it would be suspending its next launch, a mission called ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ that was set to take-off from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia peninsula on March 30. The launch is a rideshare mission that includes satellites from a range of customers, including NASA, as well as the US. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), an...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, United States, New Zealand, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Don, Outer Space, Mahia, Rocket Lab, StarLink


White House requests $15 billion to establish Space Force

The Space Force will be taking one giant leap towards reality if the Department of Defense’s proposed budget and operations go through. $15 billion is requested, which would fund a number of missions and help establish the more than 10,000 personnel expected to join the new military branch over the next year. Estimates for how much it would cost to really establish the Space Force have varied widely, due in some part to the original haziness of the vision, but also because even had that vision b...
Tags: Space, Congress, Government, White House, Defense, Tech, Nasa, Pentagon, Air Force, Aerospace, National Reconnaissance Office, Space Force, U S Space Force, Military Services


Exclusive: Strange Russian Spacecraft Shadowing U.S. Spy Satellite, General Says

A pair of Russian satellites are tailing a multibillion-dollar U.S. spy satellite hundreds of miles above the Earth’s surface, a top U.S. military commander tells TIME, underscoring a growing threat to America’s dominance in space-based espionage and a potentially costly new chapter in Washington’s decades-long competition with Moscow. Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commander of the newly minted U.S. Space Force, says the Russian spacecraft began maneuvering toward the American satellite shortly ...
Tags: Usa, News, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Uncategorized, US, America, Iran, Earth, United States, Moscow, Pentagon, Kremlin, Air Force


What Do You Call the Troops of the U.S. Space Force?

The Pentagon wants your input — and space cadets and spacemen are not under consideration.
Tags: Defense, Pentagon, U S Space Force


U.S. Space Force Conducts Its First Unarmed Nuclear-Capable Missile Test

The U.S. tested a nuclear-capable missile overnight, launching an unarmed Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to the 30th Space Wing, which is now part of the newly organized United States Space Force.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, War, United States, Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Weapons, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Nuclear Proliferation, New Cold War, Marshall Islands, ICBM, Icbms, Kwajalein Atoll, Minuteman Iii, Missile Test


U.S. Space Force Conducts Its First Nuclear-Capable Missile Test (gizmodo)

The U.S. tested a nuclear-capable missile overnight, launching an unarmed Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to the 30th Space Wing, which is now part of the newly organized United States Space Force.Read more... [Author: Matt Novak]
Tags: News, California, United States, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Matt Novak, U S Space Force


U.S. Space Force Conducts Its First Nuclear-Capable Missile Test

The U.S. tested a nuclear-capable missile overnight, launching an unarmed Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to the 30th Space Wing, which is now part of the newly organized United States Space Force.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, War, United States, Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Weapons, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Nuclear Proliferation, New Cold War, Marshall Islands, ICBM, Icbms, Kwajalein Atoll, Minuteman Iii, Missile Test


A Russian Satellite Appears To Be Shadowing an American Spy Satellite

"A Russian satellite has positioned itself uncomfortably close to an American spy satellite in orbit around Earth..." reports the Verge, adding that the Russian satellite "has been in constant view of its U.S. target for nearly two weeks now." An anonymous reader quotes The Drive: Russia has a number of what it calls "space apparatus inspectors" in orbit, which the U.S. government and others warn the Kremlin could use to gather intelligence on other satellites or function as "killer satellit...
Tags: Usa, China, Russia, Tech, Earth, Kremlin, Thompson, Purdue University, Michael Thompson, U S Space Force


Compare Trump's new Space Force logo with the Star Trek Starfleet Command logo

Damnit Paramount, I'm a blogger not a lawyer... but you might want to call one. Yes, that is the U.S. Space Force logo that Donald Trump just revealed. And yes, that is the Star Trek Starfleet Command logo. (NPR) Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this... https://t.co/msYcJMlqjh— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 24, 2020
Tags: Post, Design, News, Star Trek, Npr, Donald Trump, Logos, Trump, George Takei, Space Force, U S Space Force, Star Trek Starfleet Command


Trump Unveils Logo For New United States Space Force, With Nod to Star Trek

(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon’s new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek‘s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity. President Donald Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which features an arrowhead shape centered on a planetary background and encircled by the words, “United States Space Force” and “Department of the Air Force.” The logo, which bea...
Tags: Space, Politics, Science, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Trump, Sulu, Department, George Takei, Army Navy


Trump Touts Logo for New Space Force, With Nod to Star Trek

The Pentagon’s new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek’s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity.
Tags: News, Pentagon, Starfleet Command, U S Space Force


U.S. Space Force Debuts Forest Camouflage Uniforms, Drawing Ridicule

The U.S. Space Force, the new branch of America's military, has rolled out their official uniforms. And they're…patterned in forest camouflage. The Space Force has defended the uniforms by tweeting "USSF is utilizing current Army/Air Force uniforms, saving costs of designing/producing a new one. Members will look like their joint counterparts they'll be working with, on the ground."Even still, ridicule is coming in hot 'n heavy, as you can see in the comment thread on the original Tweet. S...
Tags: Design, America, Fashion Design, Army Air Force, USSF, Space Force, U S Space Force


Space Force flies through Twitter flak after unveiling camo uniforms in earthy tones

The newly minted U.S. Space Force unveiled its uniform on Friday — and defended its fashion statement against Twitter criticism that the camouflage color scheme should have been more spacey. Less than a month after the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces came into existence, the Space Force showed off the utility uniform in a tweet, saying that the service's nametape and U.S. Space Command patch have "touched down at the Pentagon." The uniform will presumably be worn by thousands of Space ...
Tags: Science, America, Pentagon, Space Force, U S Space Force, U S Space Command


Space Force Bible Blessing At National Cathedral Sparks Outrage

The dedication at the Washington National Cathedral of an official Bible of the new U.S. Space Force is being criticized as a violation of laws separating church and state. (Image credit: Kevin Wolf/AP)
Tags: News, Washington, Kevin Wolf, U S Space Force


How SpaceX is building Starlink, a low cost broadband network in space

Jan. 6, SpaceX began 2020 by launching a rocket with 60 satellites to bring its Starlink satellite network up to 182, the largest satellite fleet in the world. Today we look at the record-setting mission and the plan for its low-cost global broadband network. Starlink basics In November 2018, SpaceX received Federal Communications Commission approval to build a network of 4,425 low Earth orbit communication satellites. As of last week, 182 of the satellites have been put in space. SpaceX CEO a...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Infographic, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Federal Communications Commission, Air Force, Donald Trump, Defense Department, StarLink, U S Space Force, OneWeb Telesat


Air Force Wing Prepares For First Satellite Launch as Part of the 'U.S. Space Force'

An anonymous reader quotes Space News: The SpaceX launch of Starlink satellites scheduled for January 6 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the Florida Space Coast will be first launch of 2020 and also the 45th Space Wing's inaugural launch as part of the U.S. Space Force. The 45th Space Wing, headquartered at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, oversees the preparation and launching of U.S. government and commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral and operates the Eastern Range. It is one o...
Tags: Air Force, Trump, Cape Canaveral, U S Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Air Force Space Command, StarLink, Schiess, Patrick Air Force Base, Space Force, U S Space Force, Florida Space Coast, Air Force Wing Prepares For First Satellite Launch, Patrick Air Force Base Florida, Doug Schiess


China’s Space Force Is Way Ahead of Trump’s

HONG KONG—Nearly a year and a half after Donald J. Trump ordered the Pentagon to establish the U.S. Space Force—a whole new sixth branch of the American armed forces—he signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act on Dec. 20. At least on paper, the U.S. Space Force is now a reality. But the United States is late to this game. The Russians have been organizing and reorganizing space force variants since the 1990s. And more importantly, the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army ...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, News, China, Russia, America, Earth, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Pentagon, Mars, Party, PLA, Libra, Trump


US Space Force Will Be the Sixth Military Branch

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020 officially agreed by the House and Senate will officially establish the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Senate, US, House, Innovation, U S Space Force


United States: U.S. Space Force And The Militarisation Of Earth Orbital Space - Clyde & Co

Yesterday, the Policy Exchange (a leading U.K. think-tank) held the inaugural event of its Space Policy Unit, in Westminster, London
Tags: News, United States, Policy Exchange, U S Space Force, Militarisation Of Earth Orbital Space Clyde


Space is being branded as a luxury product for the ultra-rich

What does it mean to be nostalgic for outer space? Outer space supposedly summons images of the future and the beyond, hence its blatantly colonial fantasy nickname — the final frontier. Yet proposed travel to outer space these days is a backward-looking endeavor. The angel of history has become an astronaut. In 2018, Donald Trump’s proposals for a U.S. Space Force are a redux of Reagan era “Star Wars” and its vision of omnipresent military might. Space entrepreneurs evoke a mythical heyday of u...
Tags: Startups, Space, Tech, Reagan, Donald Trump, Syndication, U S Space Force


If the Space Force Won’t Fight Aliens, Who the Hell Will?

Late last week, military news site Task & Purpose confirmed a disturbing fact: the newly created U.S. Space Force has no intention of fighting aliens. Despite the recent uptick of military UFO sightings, the Pentagon appears uninterested (at least officially) in the possibility of hostile aliens. But if an alien…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pentagon, Ufo, Spacelopnik, Space Force, U S Space Force