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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Awards Launch Services Contracts to SpaceX and ULA
The Air Force announced today the award of two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts.  Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has been awarded a $290,594,130 firm-fixed-price contract, for launch services to deliver three GPS III missions (1 base and 2 options) to the intended orbit.  United Launch Alliance
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Read Across America LAAFB Airmen Participate in Read Across America
On Friday, March 2, Chief Master Sgt. Scott Meyers along with 20 other airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base participated in Buford Elementary School’s “Read Across America” program in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday. “Read Across America” is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 to commemorate the author,
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Default Air Force Logo Final Request For Proposal Released for Air Force Launch Services Contract
The Air Force released a final Request for Proposal for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Launch Services for the following payloads:  National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL)-85, NROL-87, SILENTBARKER, Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO)-5, and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-44.  The final RFP was
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SBIRS GEO Flight 4 Launch SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Successfully Launched
The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 7:48 p.m. EST, Jan 19. “The successful launch of SBIRS GEO Flight-4 is
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SBIRS Team STEM event at Cocoa Beach SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Launch Team Participates in School STEM Event Ahead of This Week’s Scheduled Launch
On Tuesday, Jan.16, members of the SMC Remote Sensing Systems Directorate SBIRS GEO Flight-4 launch team joined approximately 50 eighth graders to “Engineer Stomp Rockets” for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) event at Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School.  Hosted by the Lockheed Martin Space Community Relations office and the
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SBIRS GEO 3 (Flight 4) encapsulation SBIRS GEO Flight-4 encapsulation completed
    The Air Force's Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight-4 (SBIRS GEO-4) satellite completed encapsulation today at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.     This encapsulation event is a significant milestone in GEO Flight-4's launch process as it marks the satellite's completion of all major testing milestones
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Default Air Force Logo SMC, Orbital ATK sign CRADA for Next Generation Launcher
The Space and Missile Systems Center and Orbital ATK have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) as part of the company’s effort to certify its Next Generation Launcher for National Security Space (NSS) missions. This cooperative agreement facilitates data exchanges and protects proprietary and export-controlled data. The
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SMC LE Change of leadership Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate Change of Leadership Held
The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate welcomed a new director at a change of leadership ceremony held at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Dec. 15.Col. Robert Bongiovi assumed leadership of the directorate from Dr. Claire Leon at a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Phillip Garrant, and attended by family, friends,
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SecAF visit Air Force Secretary unveils final DMSP satellite at SMC
With the help of Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, the Space and Missile Systems Center today unveiled the final Defense Meteorological Support Program satellite, DMSP-20, for display at the Schriever Space Complex within the Gordon Conference Center.  “This display represents a nearly 60-year history of environmental monitoring success by
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Default Air Force Logo Other Transaction Agreement Awarded to Manage Newly Established Space Enterprise Consortium
The Space and Missile Systems Center awarded an Other Transaction (OT) to establish the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC), which will be managed by Advanced Technology International (ATI).  The OT was awarded Nov. 2.  “We have been highly focused on initiating SpEC so that we can introduce timely solutions to today’s space challenges,” said Lt.
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