Space Force

A space force is a military branch of a nation's armed forces that conducts military operations in outer space and space warfare. The world's first and, as of 2021, only independent space force is the United States Space Force, established on 20 December 2019. The Russian Federation previously had the Russian Space Forces organized as independent troops from 1992 to 1997 and 2001 to 2011, however it was not organized as a military service. Countries with smaller or developing space forces may combine their air and space forces under a single military branch, such as in the Russian Aerospace Forces, French Air and Space Force, or Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force, or put them in an independent defense agency, such as the Russian Space Forces from 1992-1997 and 2001-2011 or the Indian Defence Space Agency.

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Space Force narrows anti-jam satellite contest to Boeing, Northrop Grumman

How the Space Force plans to surge a commercial fleet during wartime. New program is based on the concept of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet.

Space Force wants 7 new telescopes in Hawaii. Local residents say 'no'

US Space Force is launching more missions than ever. Lawmakers worry America's spaceports can't keep up

Space Force aims to launch 1st 'Foo Fighter' satellites in 2027 to track hypersonic threats

Chinese satellites are breaking the US 'monopoly' on long-range targeting. China “has rapidly advanced in space in a way that few people can appreciate,” Space Force official says.

Monitoring the heavens: Space Force has 1,000 'priority targets,' 600 sensors

US Space Force picks Rocket Lab for 2025 Victus Haze space domain awareness mission

China is ‘moving at breathtaking speed in space,’ Space Force general says in Tokyo. U.S. Space Command’s new leader warned of China’s rapidly advancing space capabilities.

Space Force tests small satellite jammer to protect against 'space-enabled' attacks

Space Force Is Planning a Military Exercise in Orbit

SpaceX launches advanced weather satellite for US Space Force (video)

US needs new space tech or it 'will lose,' Space Force chief says

China moving at 'breathtaking speed' in final frontier, Space Force says

Delta IV Heavy Completes Its Final Mission with NROL-70 Launch by US Space Force and ULA

Space Force to upgrade sensors for in-orbit testing, training

Orbit Fab ships first satellite refueling ports to Space Force

The future of the Space Force isn’t on Earth — it’s in the solar system

Space Force mulls refueling as industry calls for funding, standards

Space Force top buyer keenly watching ULA and Blue Origin: ‘They need to scale’