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Early Reconnaissance SatellitesEarly  ...
Early Reconnaissance Satellites

A JC-130 airplane of the 6593rd Test Squadron makes a practice catch of a parachute with a simulated film-return capsule about 1962. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/5/2013

Military Satellite Communications Military  ...
Military Satellite Communications

This artist’s concept depicts a Milstar I satellite in orbit. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

Military Satellite Communications Military  ...
Military Satellite Communications

Two officials of Hughes Aircraft Company and the Air Force’s program director compare the sizes of TACSAT and Syncom. Syncom was the first geosynchronous commercial communications satellite. Left to right: Richard M. Bentley, Col Marion B Gibson, and Clare G. Carlson. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

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Military Satellite Communications

Testing of a NATO III satellite is reviewed by the Air Force’s program director and a manager from Philco-Ford Corporation. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

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Military Satellite Communications

The completed Tactical Communications Satellite (TACSAT) undergoes testing at Hughes Aircraft Company in 1969. It was successfully launched Feb. 9, 1969. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

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Military Satellite Communications

A Skynet II satellite is packed for shipment at a contractor’s facility. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

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Military Satellite Communications

A NATO III satellite is prepared for testing by two technicians at Philco-Ford Corporation April 15, 1976. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

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Military Satellite Communications

The second and last Skynet II satellite is unpacked at Cape Canaveral for launch processing Oct. 3, 1974. It was successfully launched Nov. 22, 1974. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

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Military Satellite Communications

Artist’s concept of IDCSP satellites being released in orbit from their Titan IIIC launch vehicle. The IDCSP constellation consisted of 26 operational satellites. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

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Military Satellite Communications

The payload fairing is installed on Titan IIIC-16 at Cape Canaveral. Enclosed are the last 8 satellites of the Initial Defense Communications Satellite Program (IDCSP), successfully launched June 13, 1968. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

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Global Positioning System

Launch of NAVSTAR II-1 on 14 February 1989. This was the first GPS Block II satellite in orbit and the first use of the Delta II rocket. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

GPS Early User Equipment 2GPS Early User  ...
GPS Early User Equipment 2

Two soldiers test early models of GPS manpack receivers in 1978. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

GPS Early User Equipment 1GPS Early User  ...
GPS Early User Equipment 1

A soldier holds one of the Small Lightweight GPS Receivers (SLGRs) used during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

GPS Predecessors 2-2GPS  ...
GPS Predecessors 2-2

Testing the concept for the 621-B program at White Sands Missile Range Sept. 8, 1972 are A.E. Gillogly of The Aerospace Corporation and M. Moore of Grumman Aerospace Corporation. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

GPS Predecessors 2-1GPS  ...
GPS Predecessors 2-1

The Naval Research Laboratory’s managers for the Timation program and, later, the GPS program: Roger L. Easton (left) and Al Bartholemew. (USAF photo)
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GPS Predecessors 1-4GPS  ...
GPS Predecessors 1-4

Artist’s concept of the NTS-2 satellite in orbit. SAMSO launched it successfully June 23, 1977. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

GPS Predecessors 1-3GPS  ...
GPS Predecessors 1-3

Personnel at Vandenberg AFB add a Stage Vehicle upper stage to the Naval Research Laboratory’s NTS-2 satellite. (USAF photo)
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GPS Predecessors 1-2GPS  ...
GPS Predecessors 1-2

Artist’s concept of the Naval Research Laboratory’s Timation III satellite. It was also known as the first Navigation Technology Satellite (NTS-1). SAMSO’s Space Test Program successfully launched it July 13, 1974. (USAF photo)
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GPS Predecessor 1-1

The first navigation satellites were the Naval Research Laboratory’s Transit prototypes. The first to achieve orbit was Transit 1B, shown here during pre-launch testing. AFBMD successfully launched it using a Thor Ablestar rocket April 13, 1960. (USAF photo)
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Posted: 6/3/2013

LAAFB Volleyball PlayoffLAAFB  ...
LAAFB Volleyball Playoff

Players from SMC’s Infrared Space Systems directorate volleyball team attempt to block a return shot from the MILSATCOM team during a playoff game, May 30. The MILSATCOM team won the match for the overall volleyball championship. (Photo by Joe Juarez)
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Posted: 5/31/2013

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WGS- 6

WGS-6 arrives at the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The satellite is scheduled to launch aboard a Delta IV launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral, May 22. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 5/17/2013

FEB Partnership AwardsFEB Partnership  ...
FEB Partnership Awards

The Military Satellite Communications Engineering Division is recognized by the Federal Executive Board with a Partnership Award, May 8. The division was cited for its partnerships in providing communications for approximately 16,000 aircraft, ships, mobile and fixed sites. (Photo by Sarah Corrice)
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Posted: 5/16/2013

FEB Partnership AwardsFEB Partnership  ...
FEB Partnership Awards

Leonard Gonzales, director of the SMC Equal Opportunity Office, accepts the FEB Partnership award on the STEM-Diversity Group’s behalf, May 8. (Photo by Sarah Corrice)
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Posted: 5/16/2013

Atlas V GPS IIF-4 LaunchAtlas V GPS  ...
Atlas V GPS IIF-4 Launch

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:38 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2013, from Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo: ULA
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Posted: 5/16/2013

    

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