US Air force

Air Force’s Secret X-37B Space Plane Launches on Third Mission

Rising slowly on over 800,000 lbs of thrust, the Atlas V-OTV 3 mission begins. Credit: John O'Connor/nasatech An Atlas V…

11 years ago

Hush, Hush US Spy Satellite Blasts Off atop Milestone Atlas Rocket

Image Caption: Spy Satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office blasts off atop Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida…

12 years ago

Top Secret Air Force Mini Shuttle lands after Record-Setting Stay in Space

Image Caption: 2nd X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Successfully Completes 1st Flight by landing at Vandernberg AFB, Calif., on June 16,…

12 years ago

Secret X-37B Mini Space Shuttle Could Land Today

[/caption] After more than a year in orbit, the US Air Force‚Äôs clandestine mini-space shuttle will likely land at Vandenberg…

12 years ago

Next Generation Military Communications Satellite Launched for US Air Force

[/caption] The second satellite in the new constellation of next generation military communications satellites for the US Air Force was…

12 years ago

Atlas V Roars to Space with Sophisticated New Missile Warning Surveillance Satellite

[/caption]CAPE CANAVERAL - An Atlas V rocket carrying a highly sophisticated Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-1 satellite for the United…

13 years ago

Atlas Rocket Poised for Blast Off with Advanced Missile Early Warning Spy Satellite

[/caption] CAPE CANAVERAL - An Atlas V rocket is poised to blast off today, May 6 , with the inaugural…

13 years ago

Experimental Scramjet Aircraft Set for Test Flight

The X-51A Waverider hypersonic scramjet project is set for its second test flight today, and the U.S. Air Force hopes…

13 years ago

Spectacular Sunset Launch of new US Spy Satellite

[/caption] A Delta IV rocket carrying a top secret military payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) blasted off Friday…

13 years ago

New Satellite for Monitoring Space Debris To Launch

[/caption] The U.S. Air Force will launch the first-ever satellite dedicated solely to tracking the positions of other satellites and…

14 years ago