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  • “Sherpas” lead the way for Space and Missile Systems Center “AF Space Pitch Day”

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE – EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Air Force Space Command Space and Missiles Systems Center (SMC) continues on the path of Enterprise, Partnerships, Innovation, Culture (E.P.I.C.) and Speed by creating a more streamlined process that enables the Air Force to move quickly in procuring cutting-edge technology. Since the
  • Space and Missile Systems Center awards $4.9 million Small Rocket Program-Orbital contract for Agile Small Launch Operational Normalizer (ASLON)-45 mission

    The U.S. Air Force’s Rocket Systems Launch Program (RSLP) office, part of the Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Enterprise, awarded a $4.9 million contract to Aevum, Inc. today for the Agile Small Launch Operational Normalizer (ASLON)-45 space lift mission via RSLP’s Small Rocket Program-Orbital (SRP-O) framework.  The ASLON-45 mission will
  • Space and Missile Systems Center to hold First Air Force Space Pitch Day

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. – The USAF Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) leads the first AF Space Pitch Day event, November 5 – 6 in San Francisco, Ca. AF Space Pitch Day is a two-day event designed to showcase the Air Force’s ability to partner and develop modern business practices that enable the
  • Section 31: Bringing the Space and Missile Systems Center's software factory to life

    “Extraordinary measures must be taken in the face of extraordinary threats.” In the iconic and fictional universe of the “Star Trek” television and motion picture franchise, this is the motto of an organization created under Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter.The intent was to establish a team that makes allowances for "bending the
  • SMC's SpEC a Success to Sustain

    The Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) released a request for information (RFI) Aug. 20, for parties interested in the future re-compete of the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement. The SpEC OTA agreement was awarded in November of 2017 as a method to allow for the flexible and rapid execution of prototyping for a variety of Department of Defense space programs. One of the principal objectives for SpEC was to leverage the innovation of a broad range of traditional and non-traditional space defense contractors and universities. In less than two years, the consortium rapidly expanded to include 325 members, 78 percent of which are non-traditional defense contractors.

    The Air Force Space Pitch Day is two-day event that features esteemed keynotes, expert panels, innovative startup pitches, a dynamic expo floor of up to 60 booths and the potential for Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) Phase II awards tor small businesses focused on: innovation in early missile detection and warning, space situational
  • SMC and its government, industry partners successfully launch GPS III SV 2 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

    The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the second Global Positioning Systems (GPS) III satellite at  9:06 a.m. EDT, Aug. 22 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Lockheed Martin-built satellite, known as “Magellan” (in honor of Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese navigator who led
  • Boosting Space Situational Awareness: SMC Awards SBIR Phase 2 Contract

    Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.-The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Directorate of Special Programs (DirSP) awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract to Bluestaq LLC who will develop the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Marketplace program under the auspices of AFWERX.AFWERX was created in 2017 by
  • GPS III SV 2 ready to launch aboard Delta IV from CCAFS

    The Air Force’s newest Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite, Space Vehicle 02 (SV02) is ready for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37The Lockheed Martin GPS III SV02 is set to launch  Aug. 22 aboard an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket. The launch window opens at 9 a.m. EDT and will remain open
  • Space and Missile Systems Center releases Orbital Services Program(OSP)-4 solicitation

    The U.S. Air Force’s Rocket Systems Launch Program Office, part of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise, released a solicitation for the Orbital Services Program-4 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract today.“The OSP-4 contract will build on our Rocket Systems Launch Program’s legacy of success dating back to the