U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is a new branch of the Armed Forces. It was established on December 20, 2019 with enactment of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and will be stood-up over the next 18 months. The USSF was established within the Department of the Air Force, meaning the Secretary of the Air Force has overall responsibility for the USSF, under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of Defense. Additionally, a four-star general known as the Chief of Space Operations (CSO) serves as the senior military member of the USSF.

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About Us

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The Space and Missile Systems Center is the U.S. Space Force's center of acquisition excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems. Its portfolio includes GPS, military satellite communications, defense meteorological satellites, space launch and range systems, satellite control networks, space based infrared systems and space situational awareness capabilities.

SMC Small Business Office

The SMC Office of Small Business Programs is the focal point for all small, small disadvantaged businesses, woman-owned businesses, HUBZone small businesses, and veteran-owned small businesses and provides material for those interested in small business contracts with the center..

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RT @US_SpaceCom: Learn how @DeptofDefense developed #GPS and why its importance extends beyond everyday life!
RT @SMC_CC: Way to go @SpaceForceDoD @AF_SMC @45thSpaceWing @SpaceX & @LockheedMartin on today's successful #GPSIIISV03 launch dedicated t…
SMC and its partners successfully launch third GPS III satellite
RT @SpaceForceDoD: We are stronger and better prepared to counter threats when we work side by side.
ICYMI, we have lift-off of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, carrying the latest GPS III space vehicle, soon to join a r…
RT @LockheedMartin: Mission success! #GPSIII has separated from #Falcon9 and is using onboard power to climb to orbit. Congrats @SpaceForce
Thanks to our great partnership with the contractor, industry, and government teams, the newest GPS III satellite w…
GPS III SV 03 successfully launched.
T+ 1 hour and 28 minutes. We have spacecraft separation! #SpaceStartsHere #Driveto48 #GPSIIISV3
GPS is a worldwide utility that impacts the day-to-day activities of civilian and military users. #SpaceStartsHere #Driveto48 #GPSIIISV3
GPS fun fact: GPS isn’t just for navigation. It can also be used to get an exact time stamp. Every GPS satellite ha…
RT @SpaceForceCSO: A fitting tribute to a @SpaceForceDoD friend and teammate. Congrats @SpaceX @45thSpaceWing @AF_SMC @LockheedMartin on th…
GPS fun fact: To get a reliable position reading, your GPS receiver will have to combine the signals from at least…
GPS fun fact: Each GPS satellite goes around the world once every 12 hours. The satellites travel 12,500 miles (20,…
We have successful recovery of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle booster, marking the first NSSL mission where a launch p…
RT @SpaceX: Watch Falcon 9 launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 03 →
The launch of GPS III-3 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be the third U.S. Space Force launch.…
RT @SpaceX: New T-0 of 4:10 p.m. EDT due to upper-level winds; vehicle and payload look good for launch

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