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GPS OCX Air Force accepts delivery of GPS Next Generation Operational Control System
The Space and Missile Systems Center announced that the United States Air Force has accepted delivery of the Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) Launch and Checkout System (LCS) baseline from Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems.     Also known as Block 0, LCS demonstrated conformance through test
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Awards Contract for New Rideshare Capability on Space Launch Missions
The Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded the Long Duration Propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Secondary Payload Adapters (ESPA) (LDPE) procurement contract to Orbital Sciences Corp., Space Systems Division for $33,982,424.  The LDPE contract requires an EELV-compatible payload adapter with power, attitude control and
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SBIRS GEO Flight 4 SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Arrives in Florida, Prepares for January Launch
The U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program completed a major program milestone Oct. 31, successfully delivering a Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite Flight-4 to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. “The delivery, launch, and successful operation of GEO Flight-4 will mark the fulfillment of the original SBIRS
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Janus target launch Janus Target Successfully Launched for PATRIOT Test
The U.S. Air Force’s Rocket Systems Launch Program, part of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise Directorate, successfully completed a Janus Target vehicle launch, Sept. 16.“The vehicle provided by RSLP offer realistic and affordable targets for testing of our nation’s missile defense system,” said Lt. Gen. John Thompson, Air
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NROL-52 Launch Air Force and its mission partners successfully launch NROL-52
The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the NROL-52 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) aboard an Atlas V from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff occurred at 3:28 a.m. EDT, Oct. 15.The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center acquired the launch vehicle for the mission and flight-followed
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The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base held SMC Industry Day Oct. 19, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif., to provide government and industry attendees a chance to hear presentations from SMC directorates on current and emerging requirements and meet with vendors. The theme for this year’s SMC Industry Day is “New Opportunities in the Space Warfighting Construct.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice) SMC hosts Industry Day and Tech Expo
A standing room only audience of South Bay industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, and buyers came out in full force Oct. 18-19 during the 2017 SMC Industry Day and Tech Expo at Los Angeles Air Force Base.More than 450 pre-registered attendees were joined by over 100 additional walk-ins and nearly 50 exhibitors. Representing the
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MOU signing Local leaders applaud new school policy for children of military families
Local South Bay officials joined Space and Missile Systems Center and 61st Air Base Group personnel on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Los Angeles Air Force Base and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. The signing, held at the Gordon Conference Center in the Schriever Space Complex,
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Default Air Force Logo Final RFP Released for AFSPC-52 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)-52 mission.  After extensive industry engagements and government reviews, the final RFP was released on Sept. 28 with proposals due back to the Air Force no later than Oct. 30 in
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SBIRS Satellite Critical Design Review for Next Generation GEO satellites a success
The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Remote Sensing Systems Directorate and prime contractor, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, successfully completed a system Critical Design Review for the Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting satellites GEO-5 and GEO-6 on Sept. 8. The successful CDR marks the capstone event, culminating 18 months of lower level reviews,
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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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