Global Space Defense and Security investment set to continue major growth trend over coming decade

A digital illustration of a network of satellites around the Earth. Visual: Andriy Onufriyenko/Moment via Getty Images From Novaspace, 8 April 2024 Launch rates for defense and dual-use satellites are expected to see a significant surge over the next 10 years as countries ramp up spending in response to geopolitical

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Rocket Lab won’t be ready to launch its new rocket by year’s end, documents suggest

A National Reconnaissance Office satellite sits on a Rocket Lab Electron vehicle before its Aug. 4, 2022, launch. Credit: Rocket Lab By Audrey Decker, Published by Defense One, 26 February 2024 This likely means a delay for the Pentagon’s effort to boost competition for rocket launches. Despite its promises, Rocket

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 launches the USSF-124 mission for the U.S. Space Force on Feb. 14, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT). (Image credit: SpaceX via X)

SpaceX launches classified USSF-124 satellites on secret Valentine’s Day mission for US Space Force

A SpaceX Falcon 9 launches the USSF-124 mission for the U.S. Space Force on Feb. 14, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT). (Image credit: SpaceX via X) By Mike Wall, Published by Space.com, 14 February 2024 USSF-124 will send six satellites to orbit — two for the Missile Defense Agency

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