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Default Air Force Logo Successful Completion of Segment Level Test for AEHF Mission Control System
The MILSATCOM Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center announced today that on Nov. 17, 2006, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) and Integrated Systems & Solutions (IS&S) successfully completed testing of block 3 of Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) and MILSTAR ground payload and network management Mission Planning Element,
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2007
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Transformational Satellite Communications System Mission Operations System will provide network management for the TSAT system, providing network-centric interoperability between TSAT and the Department of Defense’s Global Information Grid. For the joint warfighter and deployed worldwide users, this means they are one step closer to obtaining network-centric warfare. TSAT Network Design Review Milestone Reached
The MILSATCOM Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center announced today that the Transformational Satellite (TSAT) Mission Operations System (TMOS) program office successfully completed on December 20, 2006 an in-depth review of the TSAT Network Architecture during a two-day Network Design Review. This review, led by Lockheed Martin IS&S, San
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2007
A Minotaur I rocket lifts off carrying the TacSat-2 micro satellite as well as NASA's GeneSat-1 spacecraft Dec. 16 from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility near Wallops Island, Va. Featuring approximately 11 onboard experiments, TacSat-2, administered by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., serves as the forerunner for rapid, responsive satellite production, launch and operation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael P. Kleiman) TacSat2, Minotaur 1 Launch Successful
The Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-2 satellite and NASA's GeneSat-1 microsatellite were successfully launched aboard an Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket today from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the east coast of Virginia. As the rocket left pad OB at 7 a.m. (EST), it made history as the first Minotaur vehicle launched from the Mid-Atlantic
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force-Navy Team Achieves Important Flight Test Milestone
The Space and Missile Systems Center, in conjunction with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Propulsion Directorate and the Naval Air Warfare Center, achieved a significant milestone in September with an initial demonstration of responsive launch operations from the Navy's San Nicolas Island, Calif. Using an early prototype of the first stage for
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2006
SBIRS High features a mix of four geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO) satellites, two highly elliptical earth orbit (HEO) payloads, and associated ground hardware and software.  SBIRS High will have both improved sensor flexibility and sensitivity.  Sensors will cover short-wave infrared like its predecessor, expanded mid-wave infrared and see-to-the-ground bands allowing it to perform a broader set of missions as compared to DSP.  Currently in the engineering, manufacturing, and development phase, the first SBIRS High HEO payload is scheduled for delivery in 2003 and the first GEO satellite is expected to launch in 2006 On-Orbit Checkout of SBIRS Payload Confirmed
The U.S. Air Force successfully completed initial early on-orbit checkout of the first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) payload. SBIRS will deliver a new generation of space-based satellites providing missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence, and battlespace awareness to combatant commanders. The SBIRS Wing at the Space and
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2006
Delta IV Launch
Air Force awards EELV Boeing ELC contract
The U.S. Air Force announces the award of an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Launch Capability (ELC) contract to The Boeing Company (Integrated Defense Systems, Huntington Beach, CA). The contract is for a 16-month period and provides the infrastructure required for launch capability to support four launches per year, with one of those
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2006
An Air Force Delta II booster successfully launches from Cape Canveral, Fla. Nov. 17. The joint government and industry launch was carrying the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System satellite. The satellite launched is the third of the modernized GPS satellites that incorporates various improvements that will provide greater accuracy, increased resistance to interference and enhanced performance for users. (U.S. Air Force photo) GPS Block IIR-16 (M) Satellite Launch Successful
The third modernized Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIR-16 (M) satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Nov. 17.The purpose of the launch was to provide military and civilian users with greater improved navigation and timing capabilities. A Delta II rocket with the satellite enclosed in the rocket fairing, left pad
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Default Air Force Logo SMC leadership addresses AFSO21 practices and methods
Brig. Gen. Neil McCasland, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, and SMC senior leaders, recently completed a first-ever enterprise value stream mapping and analysis facilitated by the Lean Aerospace Initiative Team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The exercise produced a look at SMC's enterprise, identifying the
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2006
BAGHDAD -- A combat patrol checks their coordinates using the Defense Advanced Global Positioning System Receiver. The device displays maps, satellite sky view information and situation awareness so fielded forces can determine their position and map where the enemy sits. 10,000th GPS Embeddable Receiver delivered to joint warfighters
The Global Positioning Systems Wing Commander, Col. Al Ballenger; the U.S. Army Project Manager Navigation Systems, Col. Philip LoSchiavo; the U.S. Army Product Manager GPS, Mr. Dave Williamson; and the Rockwell Collins teammates achieved a major milestone with the delivery of the 10,000th Ground Based GPS Receiver Applications Module to the U.S.
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2006
Default Air Force Logo General Taverney bids farewell after 38 years
Maj. Gen. Thomas Taverney, the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. retired after 38 years of service in space operations and space systems development positions. Gen. Kevin Chilton, Air Force Space Command commander, presided over the ceremony, held at the Fort MacArthur Community Center
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