Aug. 6, 2020

CSO visits VAFB during MMIII launch

Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and commander of U.S. Space Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, U.S. Space Force Senior Enlisted Advisor, visited Vandenberg Air Force Base, Aug. 3-4.

Aug. 4, 2020

Despite COVID-19, Army Reserve space warriors train to fight

On a beautiful summer sun-drenched day at the base of the Rocky Mountains, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers were doing something they had not been able to do in a few months – get back to soldiering.

Aug. 3, 2020

Multinational Space Operators Support Successful Return of DM-2

Multinational military space operators from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States provided mission essential human space flight support, and emergency recovery support options, for the safe return of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Commercial Crew Program Demonstration Mission 2 from the International Space Station to the Gulf of Mexico, Aug. 1-2, 2020.

Aug. 3, 2020

Space Force Chief: DOD Must Work to Ensure Strong Space Industrial Base

America's current advantage in the space domain stems from the robust and innovative space industrial base, said Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations and commander of U.S. Space Command.

July 29, 2020

Nominees for USSPACECOM, USNORTHCOM posts testify at confirmation hearing

Air Force Lt. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck and Army Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee as part of the confirmation process to be U.S. Northern Command commander and commander of the U.S. Space Command, respectively.

July 23, 2020

Russia conducts space-based anti-satellite weapons test

U.S. Space Command has evidence that Russia conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon. On July 15, Russia injected a new object into orbit from Cosmos 2543, currently Satellite Catalog Number 45915 in Space-Track.org. 

July 15, 2020

USSPACECOM adds Portugal – a strategic NATO Ally – to SSA Data Sharing cadre

U.S. Space Command signed a space situational awareness data sharing agreement this week with the Portuguese Republic marking the 117th partner agreement supporting Space Domain Awareness.

June 19, 2020

SMD School earns fully accredited status from TRADOC

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense School recently earned the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s fully accredited status.

June 18, 2020

Defense Space Strategy Addresses Militarization, Competition

The Defense Department's newly released Defense Space Strategy addresses new realities in space: great power competition and militarization of the domain, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy said.

June 17, 2020

Department of Defense Releases Defense Space Strategy

Today the Secretary for Defense released the Defense Space Strategy, which identifies how Department of Defense will advance spacepower to be able to compete, deter, and win in a complex security environment characterized by great power competition.