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Astronauts launching on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission arrive at Kennedy

NASA astronauts (from left in blue flight suits) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi,...

Space Force modifies contract for reuse of SpaceX launch vehicles

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Enterprise and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) recently signed a contract modification to reuse...
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SpaceX launches with SAOCOM 1B spacecraft

On Aug. 30, 2020, at 7:19 p.m., EDT, SpaceX's Falcon 9 successfully lifted off carrying the SAOCOM 1B mission. This mission put both the SAOCOM 1B...

SMC, partners successfully launch third GPS III satellite

The U.S. Space Force and its mission partners successfully launched the third Global Positioning Systems (GPS) III satellite at  4:10 p.m., EDT, June 30,...

Third GPS III satellite encapsulated in Falcon 9 payload fairing ahead...

The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Lockheed Martin-built GPS III SV03 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech on June 21,...