BGR is reporting that the newly formed U.S. Space Force has just conducted a successful nuclear-capable missile test.
As BGR points out, there’s nothing specifically interesting about a routine missile test. What makes this one stand out is that it was conducted by the 30th Space Wing, part of the newly formed Space Force.
The sixth branch of the U.S. military was formed when President Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that, among other things, authorized its creation. Space Force falls under the Department of the Air Force, similar to how the Marines fall under the Department of the Navy, and will be responsible for protecting U.S. interests in space.
Tuesday night’s test is an indication the new branch is not wasting any time spooling up.