The newly established Space Force launched its first national security satellite from Cape Canaveral on Thursday.
The newly established U.S. Space Force has launched its first national security satelliteBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer March 26, 2020, 9:44 PM 2 min read A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with a payload of a high frequency satellite Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Built by Lockheed Martin, this U.S. military spacecraft will provide highly-secure communications. (AP Photo/John Raoux) A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with a payload of a high frequency satellite Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Built by Lockheed Martin, this U.S. military spacecraft will provide highly-secure communications. (AP Photo/John Raoux) The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with a leaner staff because of the pandemic. "Nothing stops the space launch mission!" the 45th Space Wing tweeted from Cape Canaveral. The approximately $1 billion satellite is the sixth and final one in the U.S. military's Advanced Extremely High Frequency series. Upgraded from the older Milstar satellites, the constellation has provided secure communication from 22,000 miles (35,400 kilometers) up for nearly a decade. A powerful Atlas V rocket hoisted the 13,600-pound (6,168 kilogram) satellite. The new Space Force seal adorned the United Launch Alliance rocket. The Space Force officially became a new branch of the U.S. military in December. With the viewing area closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, fewer people than usual watched the liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. United Launch Alliance chief executive Tory Bruno said non-essential personnel were banned from the launch control room to reduce the size of the crowd. “Can't quite get 6 ft everywhere. Surfaces will be cleaned between people, etc.," tweeted Bruno, who monitored the launch from company headquarters in Denver. He normally travels to the launch site. Another pandemic effect: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's planned name change to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is on hold. ——— The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Read more: ABC News
Desperdício de combustível se vai cair no mar. Space force.....so what happened to NASA... Exactly what we need at this very moment. That’ll certainly help with the pandemic and the economy. Thank you DEAR LEADER! for designing , building, and personally launching this rocket while winning golf on horseback.
Putting Coronavirus into space. Yay! Looks like a real waste of money to me. ZAw 😂😂😂🤣 This money needs to be used in the fight for saving lives. All this money when people are dying. Many of these people may have supported this unconcerned and doing nothing President. Hospitals and Medical Staff need equipment and protective covering. Everyone need to call Email
j37h3r Ru fucking kidding me How much did this cost to launch? Potus has the priorities of a 6 year old. Thank goodness we god rid of the pandemic team and started the Space Force. Great allocation of funds during a pandemic 🙄
US Space Force launches first mission despite coronavirusThe White House announced the creation of the new Space Force military arm in December, with President Donald Trump calling space 'the world's newest warfighting domain.'
To fight corona? Impressive launch! How many ventilators could have been purchased with the money they spent on that unnecessary cost? How much did that cost? Wasn’t there a better use for those funds? Like keeping our economy going and making sure people don’t die! What’s a national security rocket? Great use of our resources
CongratulationsAmerica But US doctors can't get ppe or ventilators while thousands sicken & die. Priorities? Oh thank God for that, exactly what we need, more rockets and satellites. That should take care of the Corona virus right? Beam me up Hannity.
How to watch, live stream Coronavirus Task Force briefing for latest COVID-19 announcementsThe task force will update the American public Thursday evening as cases of the new coronavirus in the U.S. surpass 69,000.
This sums the lack of transparency up! President introduces idea. Some press that provided info abt budgeting it. Might have mentioned it again at a press confr (uniforms). Now we are watching a rocket liftoff carrying SF's first satellite! So much we don't know abt the SF!😶 How many respirators would this ship buy?
It’s how Trump is delivering the covid19 tests kits to all those Walmart parking lots. Space Force..... hahaha! What a joke I’ll bet space x could have launched it for less money. National security satellite? 😯 ...and they still can't find the cure for cancer..... Oh good! That’ll get those respirators to the hospitals.
Yet no ventilators in the hospitals. PRIORITIES
Coronavirus Task Force holds meetingThank you for broadcasting this! BretBaier If Pence holds up that “15 Days” sheet one more time...wanna scream! Cut him mike. He is talking nonsense again.
What did this cost tax payers ? Wtff? People are asking the wrong type of 'why.' For me, it's a what question. What made them fo this? Optics? Political? Something else? We used to call it NASA realDonaldTrump Can anyone vouch for the intelligence that indicated Space Force was necessary at this time to keep US safe? Does it exist? Or was Space Force just wasteful spending to satisfy the orange man-baby’s ego? Serious question
Should protect US well from Covid-19. Had realDonaldTrump listened & learned from predecessors & experts, he would have created a Pandemic Force & not a Space Force. At least 13 YEARS AGO, when my son was born, we knew a biological agent/pandemic was the greatest threat. 1/2 Can you not spread the Corona in space please?... Thanks!
Good idea ? Considering protection
AOC warns she may force House members to return for stimulus vote, potentially delaying final passageRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the high-profile freshman from New York, is leaving open the option of forcing House members to return to Washington to cast a vote on the $2 trillion stimulus package barreling through Congress. Aoc ain't gonna do nothing Can someone with the power. Get the speech by Senator Marco Rubio on senate floor. It is incredible top notch CNN, why are you running the Billy Graham prayer commercials? I find them extremely offensive and am requesting that you stop. I watch your show often and will stop if this continues. Thank you
We need to send that corona Bs to space! Money is only a problem when it is necessary for humans and not for space project 😏 Good for them. Pathetic. In the interest of National Security, is it headed for the White House? All the pissed off leftist. Oh that’s an excellent way to deal with the crisis going on HERE ON FXCKING PLANET EARTH.
So NASA? What exactly has nasa done all these years? For what? SpaceForce protecting America from klingons Trying to escape from the pandemic Priorities...will this ease the health burden?
Mnuchin Forms Task Force on Mortgage Firms’ Cash CrunchTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has formed a task force to recommend ways to ease a cash crunch that is expected to afflict mortgage firms as homeowners stop making payments on their home loans. How about this Steve. Why don't you return the money you ripped off of poor people during the 2008 economic crisis He FORMS a task force? How was this not in place weeks ago as soon as the premise of deferring mortgage payments was even a remote consideration? How incompetent are these guys? So typical of these leaders to care about the mortgage firm and not the homeowners.
Down with secret government! Spend that money! Can you strap realDonaldTrump please and send him to the fucking moon Invest in making fuckng ventilators instead! All that Corona response money up in the air Why? In the midst of a pandemic when we need ventilators- not rockets. It is getting ready and tested to take the elite of this world to a new colony above in the galaxy. ...fleeing the pandemic.!
I wouldn’t mind getting away from this earth right now
Column: We cannot let giant chains take over the restaurant spaceIt's already started happening. should’ve written this 50 years ago Dnc has destroyed small businesses bit late for that
And the money could have Purchased Ventilators P L E A S E SAY TRUMP IS IN IT ! 🖕 Terrific waste of tax dollars! Small Gov't loving 'conservatives'....... Oh thank God! This is what we need right now! Where are the ventilators? BREAKING NEWS: a source close to the situation has hinted that world leaders initiated the coronavirus COVID19 in order to make the people prepare for the introduction to Aliens creating a warm welcoming to them.
Oh great I feel safer now. sostupid Meanwhile in Iran ….. FAIL COVID19
So NASA with new branding to make it look like Trump did something? Are you serious? People are sick. People have died. EndGameWW3 better to do this 'Space Force' bunch of stupids taken control of the world With Trump as President, Russia probably already has the access codes to that satellite Don't let Trump run away.
Hahaha and trump says the fake news hates him we didn’t hear word one of this on the news. WHERE was this abc? But yay our citizens are dying and they are more focused on sending up something that could lead to yet more destruction. Great choice of leaders guys! Disband this NOW! I honestly can’t tell if this is fake news.
I hope it has Covid-19 detection capabilities, as that is our biggest national security threat now. P.S. Space Force still sounds stupid.
a ridiculous waste of money why now!!! Come on Cool. We’re facing a pandemic. burn this country That cost $1 Billion.... lol Money isn't real So they can monitor us dying from above Just think, we could have spent some of that money preventing the Pandemic. Engage! =/\\= Why
Where you going ROCKET take trump with you. TrumpLiedPeopleDied TrumpMeltdown TrumpIsTheWORSTPresidentEVER Trumpdemic Space force 😂🤣 can’t wait for the next president to cancel that shit Security satellite, SenateDems HouseDemocrats HASCDemocrats WTF? Looks like a ballistic misse..NUKE!!! Sad on so many levels
KeepNASA . 🤣 'Newly'. Space Forces been around since the 50's I am glad that we have money for non sense, but no for a pandemic...
Hell yes People are going to die for our lack of preparedness. Sweet baby Jesus. Why? Wow.. Go. Space. Force.