Recently in the Military Space Category


Raytheon Company completed the first Program Planning Review with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) concept, a key step toward defining critical aspects of its design.

Sean O'Keefe, former Administrator of NASA, and General James Cartwright, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have an easy chair discussion moderated by Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of CSIS, on U.S. strategy for civil and military space.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on Dec. 12 at 7:19 p.m. PST. Designated NROL-35, the mission is in support of national defense.

In what could be a blow to United Launch Alliance (ULA), the Air Force yesterday released a Request For Proposal for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) NROL-79 mission scheduled for 2016.

Atlas V NROL-33 Launch Highlights

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on May 22 at 9:09 a.m. EDT.

The escalating war of words between Russia and U.S. just hit home hard for the Air Force and United Launch Alliance (ULA) with the news today that Russia would no longer supply RD-180 engines for export to the U.S. if used by the "Pentagon".

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Federal Claims lifted the preliminary injunction (PDF) which had barred the Air Force and United Launch Services, a subsidiary of United Launch Alliance, from making any purchases "from or payment of money to NPO Energomash or any entity whether governmental, corporate or individual, that is subject to the control of Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin."

Analysis of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites during the U.S. Navy's 2014 Ice Exercise (ICEX) shows they provided nearly 150 hours of secure data connections. This was the first time military users could transfer large megabyte data files over stable satellite connections in the arctic.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rolled out to Space Launch Complex-41 today with the National Reconnaissance Office (NROL-67) classified satellite. Launch is set for tomorrow at 1:45 p.m. EDT.

The Air Force's Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP-19) satellite was successfully launched this morning by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V. DMSP-19 joins six other operational Defense Meteorological Satellite's.