United States Air Force Overview

A complete overview of United States Air Force, including launch stats, launch vehicles and launch locations.

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Basic Info

Name

United States Air Force logo

United States Air Force

Type

Government

Country

United States

Founded

1947

Administrator / CEO

Commander-in-Chief: President of the US

Launch Stats

First Launch

28 Feb 1959

Last Launch

17 Nov 2006

Successful Launches

972

Failed Launches

106

Upcoming Launches

0

Successful Landings

0

Failed Landings

0

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

Launch Sites used by United States Air Force

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station launch site

Historic U.S. military rocket launch site, pivotal in space exploration and national security.

📍 FL, United States
🚀 971 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Vandenberg SFB

Vandenberg SFB launch site

U.S. Space Force facility in California for spacecraft launches and missile testing.

📍 CA, United States
🚀 785 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Wallops Island

Wallops Island launch site

NASA rocket launch site for science and exploration missions, established in 1945 in Virginia.

📍 VA, United States
🚀 84 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Edwards Air Force Base

Edwards Air Force Base launch site
📍 CA, United States
🚀 18 Launches

Upcoming Launches