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An DSP satellite launches from the Shuttle Atlantis in 1991 during the STS-44 mission. (Courtesy photo/NASA) SMC celebrates Defense Support Program's 45th anniversary
The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base celebrated the 45th anniversary of the launch of the first Defense Support Program satellite today. It was the beginning of a satellite constellation that has provided early missile warning to our nation's leaders and warfighters for almost five decades.The maiden launch of a DSP
0 11/06
2015
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To raise awareness about an issue that affects all, the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., launched a Thanks for Asking campaign, Oct. 21. Military and civilian volunteers of various ranks, ages, genders and job descriptions at Los Angeles AFB were moulaged via makeup to resemble real injuries and asked to assess how bystanders responded to their injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Los Angeles AFB launches "Thanks for Asking" campaign
To raise awareness about the issue that affects all ages, genders, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses, the 61st Medical Squadron's Family Advocacy Program launched a "Thanks for Asking" campaign at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Oct. 21 as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Fourteen military and civilian participants of various
0 11/04
2015
BAA awards are part of a comprehensive Air Force plan to transition off the Russian made RD-180 propulsion system currently used on the Atlas V launch vehicle by investing in industry launch solutions with the ultimate goal to competitively procure launch services in a robust domestic launch market. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Joe Davila/Released) AF releases first Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation BAA Award
Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center released the first award notice on Nov. 4 under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement solicitation supporting technology maturation and risk reduction for rocket propulsion system development. This award is to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of
0 11/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo ORS-4 Statement
The ORS-4 mission on an experimental Super Strypi launch vehicle failed in mid-flight after liftoff at 5:45 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (7:45 p.m. PST/10:45 p.m. EST) today from the Pacific Missile Range Facility off Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii.Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
0 11/03
2015
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2015) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the GPS IIF-11 mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at 12:13 p.m. EDT. (Photo by United Launch Alliance)
GPS IIF satellite successfully launched from Cape Canaveral
The U.S. Air Force successfully launched its 11th and next-to-last Boeing-built Global Positioning System GPS IIF series satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 12:13 p.m. EDT (9:13 a.m. PDT)."The successful outcome of today's mission is due to the
0 10/30
2015
A close-up image of a Global Positioning System IIF-series satellite as it sits atop its payload adapter awaiting final encapsulation within a four-meter diameter protective fairing Oct. 16 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. GPS IIF satellites provide improved signals that will enhance the precise global positioning, navigation and timing services supporting both the warfighter and the growing civilian needs of our global economy. GPS IIF will provide improved navigational accuracy through advanced atomic clocks, a longer design life than previous GPS satellites, and a third operational civil signal (L5) that benefits commercial aviation and safety-of-life applications. The Air Force and its mission partners are scheduled to launch GPS IIF-11 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 30 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. The launch window opens at 12:17 p.m. EDT and will remain open for 18 minutes. (Courtesy photo: United Launch Alliance)  Air Force set to launch next-to-last GPS IIF satellite
Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners are scheduled to launch the 11th Boeing-built Global Positioning System's GPS IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 31 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch window opens at 12:13
0 10/27
2015
Maj. Jeff Mueller, GPS Enterprise Integration branch chief from the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning Systems Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., explains how GPS satellites help users pinpoint their geographic position at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering. The Lasers 4 Ladies event on Oct. 10 focused on demonstrating optics and photonics to over 500 middle and high school female students from across the greater Los Angeles region. (USC courtesy photo/Peter Shin) SMC steps up to support STEM at USC
Twenty members from the Space and Missile Systems Center volunteered their time and support for an outreach program Oct. 10 at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering. The "Lasers 4 Ladies" event focused on demonstrating optics and photonics to over 500 middle and high school female students from across the greater Los
0 10/15
2015
Space and Missile Systems Center's Launch Systems Enterprise (SMC/LE) shield. In accordance with AFI 84-105, chapter 3, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the organization's commander. Air Force Awards NROL-47, SBIRS GEO-4 Launch Services Contract
The U. S. Air Force awarded launch services contracts on Oct 1 for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) L-47 and Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-4 to United Launch Alliance (ULA) missions as part of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Phase 1 Block Buy contract.  The Phase 1 Block Buy contract with ULA garnered $4.4 billion in
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2015
Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Space and Missile Systems Center commander and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space addresses the audience at the stand-up of the new Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate, Oct 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Van De Ha) SMC Stands Up New Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate
The Space and Missile Systems Center's newest directorate, the Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate (SMC/LE), stood up at a ceremony held at Los Angeles Air Force Base on Oct. 14. Under the leadership of Dr. Claire Leon, the new directorate brings together the Launch Systems Directorate and the Rocket Systems Launch Program (which formerly fell
0 10/14
2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu-related illnesses in the United States result in approximately 95 million infections, 25 million doctor visits, 200,000 hospitalizations and on average 36,000 deaths annually. The best method of protection for you against the flu is to receive your annual influenza vaccine. This vaccine is updated every year to best match the predicted circulating virus strains. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton) Flu season underway at SMC; Vaccinations available at Los Angeles AFB and Fort MacArthur
The change from summer to fall signals the start of the seasonal flu and cold season.The 61st Medical Squadron has received the flu vaccine for all eligible beneficiaries, age six months old and older. Vaccines are available at both the Los Angeles AFB and Fort MacArthur clinics until the end of the season, which runs to June 29, 2016. Military,
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2015
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