US Air Force Announces Efforts to Reduce Launch Congestion on Florida’s Space Coast

The launch industry is expanding at a rapid rate, which is great news for exploration, research, and development. Companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Orbital ATK, and the United Launch Alliance have all increased their launch activity dramatically when compared to prior years. Additionally, NASA and the US Air Force have also planned numerous missions. While […]

New high capacity military communication satellite delivered on atop of Delta IV

United Launch Alliance delivered to orbit eighth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite yesterday. Spacecraft will provide reliable and resistant for jamming communication for United States Armed Forces. ULA with their Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) showed during 114th mission in company’s history, that confidence of Department of Defense, which was put into their fleet of launch vehicles […]

DARPA budget request under sign of scramjets

DARPA is still considering scramjet propulsion, with particular emphasis of universal turbojet-scramjet type, as future for missiles and space vehicles. It is not very hard to spot difference between technologies and general trends in USA civilian and military. It is result of different perspectives of NASA and US Air Force, different objectives and different methods […]

Fireworks to celebrate US Air Force budget – Minuteman III ICBM launched !

Yesterday at 04:34 GMT unarmed Minuteman III ICBM was launched to perform various tests necessary for keeping missiles in fully operational efficiency. It was official test announced before with full international acceptance. Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, as launch decision authority, described whole launch and further tests accordingly: “While ICBM launches from […]

Orbital ATK and SpaceX awarded with contracts for EELV propulsion

US Air Force decided about awarding Orbital ATK and SpaceX with contracts for new propulsion for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). New technologies are closing. After decision of continuing developing American made engine for future launch vehicles, new funds were again assigned. After awarding Aerojet Rocketdyne, Northrop Grumman and Orbital ATK (You can read more here and here) just […]