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  • Space and Missile Systems Center

    The Space and Missile Systems Center, a subordinate unit of U.S. Space Force, is the center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding and sustaining military space systems. SMC's mission is to deliver resilient and affordable space capabilities. The center is responsible for on-orbit check-out, testing, sustainment and maintenance

    MissionThe SBIRS program is the follow-on capability to the highly successful Defense Support Program (DSP).  The SBIRS program was designed to provide a seamless operational transition from DSP to SBIRS and meet jointly defined requirements of the defense and intelligence communities in support of the missile early warning, missile defense,
  • Space and Missile Systems Center History Office

    The Air Force History and Museums Program was established in 1942. Its purpose is to:- Enhance institutional memory of the Air Force;- Collect, record, organize, preserve information and documents for planning, research, and reference;- To provide officials with perspective, advice, ideas and data;- To research, analyze, write, disseminate
  • SMC Heritage Center

    The SMC Heritage Center is a heritage activity of the National Museum of the United States Air Force which allows the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. to display collections of artifacts about SMC's  history. The SMC Heritage Center opened a new central display area on Oct. 22, 2014. Its mission
  • Space Superiority Systems Directorate

    Mission The mission of the Space Superiority Systems Directorate is to develop, deliver, and sustain unrivaled space control capabilities to guarantee space superiority for our nation. Background The Space Superiority Systems Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., equips U.S. forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and
  • Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Mission Control Station (MCS)

    (formerly SBIRS MCS)SPACE BASED INFRARED SYSTEMS (SBIRS) MISSION CONTROL STATION (MCS) The Air Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Mission Control Station (MCS) at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo. represents a transformational step in the evolution of the nation's space-based infrared systems. The MCS centralizes global command, control,