US Space Force

The United States Space Force is the space service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, one of the eight U.S. uniformed services, and the world's only independent space force. Along with its sister branch, the U.S. Air Force, the Space Force is part of the Department of the Air Force, one of the three civilian-led military departments within the Department of Defense. The Space Force, through the Department of the Air Force, is overseen by the secretary of the Air Force, a civilian political appointee who reports to the secretary of defense, and is appointed by the president with Senate confirmation. The military head of the Space Force is the chief of space operations who is typically the most senior Space Force officer. The chief of space operations exercises supervision over the Space Force's units and serves as one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Space Force is the smallest U.S. armed service, consisting of 8,400 military personnel.

Read more in the app

SpaceX launches advanced GPS satellite for US Space Force, nails the landing

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launches classified mission for US Space Force

US Space Force launches new recruitment site with flashy Vulcan Centaur rocket

US Space Force practices 'space combat tactics' to win a European conflict

US Space Force establishes first foreign command in South Korea as threat from North grows

US Space Force’s X-37B spaceplane returns to Florida after over 900-day mission

US Space Force awards 'rapid launch' contracts to Firefly, Millennium Space Systems

US Space Force gets its 2nd-ever chief

US Space Force conducts training on 'live fire' satellite jamming

US Space Force conducts 'simulated on-orbit combat' training

US Space Force tests robot dogs to patrol Cape Canaveral

US Space Force tests robot dogs to patrol Cape Canaveral

Watch an Atlas V rocket launch a missile warning satellite for US Space Force on Thursday

‘Space is where we need to go’: US Space Force preparing networked infrastructure for new mission

Atlas V rocket launches classified missile-tracking satellite for US Space Force

Atlas V rocket launches classified missile-tracking satellite for US Space Force

US Space Force establishes new unit to track 'threats in orbit'

Dress to impress: US Space Force releases new grooming and uniform guidelines

Russia is jamming GPS satellite signals in Ukraine, US Space Force says

US Space Force Releases Decades of “Fireballs” Data to NASA for Planetary Defense Studies