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NROL-42 Atlas V Air Force and its mission partners successfully launch NROL-42
The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V vehicle carrying a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from SLC-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 10:49 p.m. PST, Sept 23.The Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center, located at Los
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ORS5 Launch ORS-5 satellite successfully launched
The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the ORS-5 satellite on an Orbital ATK Minotaur IV  from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Aug. 26, at 2:04 a.m. EDT."The hard work and dedication of the launch team and its mission partners has absolutely paid off," stated Col. Shahnaz Punjani,
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TAP Ribbon Cutting SMC adds unclassified development space to Remote Sensing Data Lab
The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Remote Sensing Systems Directorate held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to unveil the addition of an unclassified development environment to the existing Tools, Applications, and Processing (TAP) Laboratory. This open environment will allow more third-party developers to create capabilities using unclassified
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ORS 5 ORS-5 satellite prepped for launch
With a Flight Readiness Review successfully concluded Aug. 17, the Air Force’s Operational Responsive Space (ORS)-5 satellite is now ready for its journey to equatorial orbit from Space Launch Complex-46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It is scheduled for launch on Aug. 25 during a four-hour launch window that opens at 11:15 p.m.,
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ORS 5 Air Force, mission partners prepare satellite for August launch
The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s Operationally Responsive Space Office completed a major program milestone after overseeing the successful delivery of their ORS-5 satellite from Lexington, Massachusetts to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida for final processing, encapsulation, stacking and integration for launch. The
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2017
Haig First Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Director Receives Piece of Last Satellite
The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) began in 1960 as a short term, 22-month program designed to support cloud-free photo reconnaissance.  Nearly 60 years later, the DMSP constellation is still providing invaluable weather data to the military and civil community.  This success is possible in no small part due the leadership of the
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Default Air Force Logo Final RFP Released for Launch Services Contract
The Air Force released a final Request for Proposal for an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Launch Service supporting the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8, AFSPC-12 and GPS III 4-6 missions.  The draft RFP was released on May 3 to obtain industry feedback for the final RFP.  After extensive industry engagements and Government reviews, the
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2017
Default Air Force Logo ULA Awarded Launch Services Contract for STP-3 Mission
The Air Force announced today the award of the third competitively sourced National Security Space (NSS) launch service after more than a decade of sole-sourced contracts. United Launch Alliance was awarded a contract for Space Test Program 3 (STP-3) Launch Service. This is a firm-fixed price, standalone contract with a value of $191,141,581. 
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Tech. Sgt. Gregory Reid from the 61st Communications Squadron and a volunteer with the “Rising Six” service group at the Space and Missile Systems Center, prepares to serve the first of nearly 750 attendees during a “Burger Burn” as part of the annual Armed Forces Retiree Appreciation Day, June 3, 2017, at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/ James Spellman, Jr.) Retiree Appreciation Day a success
The fabled June gloom of overcast skies gave way to brilliant sunshine as more than 500 retirees from all branches of military service turned out for the 2017 Retiree Expo in the Gordon Conference Center. The event, held June 3 on the grounds of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Schriever Space Complex, was part of Los Angeles Air Force Base’s
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2017
GPS Satellite New reports confirm near-perfect performance record for civil GPS service
 The U.S. Air Force released two technical reports demonstrating that the Global Positioning System (GPS) continues to deliver exceptional performance to civilian users around the world. GPS is a U.S. Air Force satellite system that provides highly dependable positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services to military and civilian users around
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