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  • AEHF-4 Successfully Launched

    The U.S. Air Force has successfully launched the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-4) communication satellite, Wednesday, Oct.17 at 12:15 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.  The satellite was carried to orbit aboard an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 551 launch vehicle. The
  • AEHF-4 Ready for Launch

      The Air Force’s fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite rolled out to Space Launch Complex-41 launch pad at 10 a.m. EDT on Oct. 15. A live feed will begin 20 minutes prior to the launch, concluding approximately 45 minutes following launch.  A simulcast of the broadcast can be viewed at
  • Air Force Awards Three Launch Service Agreements

    The U.S. Air Force announced today the award of three Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Launch Service Agreements to (in alphabetical order) Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, and United Launch Alliance. The award to Blue Origin will be for development of the New Glenn Launch System. The award to Northrop Grumman Innovation
  • Airmen Run 24 Hours in Remembrance of POW/MIA Day

    Airmen, their families, friends and volunteers from Los Angeles Air Force Base along with members from other military branches participated in a remembrance ceremony and a 24-hour torch relay run in honor of those who were held captive or are still missing and unaccounted for during times of armed conflict Prisoners of War and Missing in Action
  • SMC Contestants “Go for Green” During 3rd Annual Salad Challenge

    The Health Promotion Office is rolling out the ‘Go for Green” program to show military members how to optimize their health and fitness by following guidelines for selecting healthy foods. The Go for Green program shows what a good food selection is and what things to stay away from. The color-coded system is easy to follow and is being implemented
  • SMC partners with Dell, HP to enhance secure IT infrastructure

    The Space and Missile Systems Center is partnering with leaders in the information technology industry to expedite the creation of prototypes of supply chain risk management infrastructure platforms.The SMC Range and Network Directorate, Cyber Security Division entered into two cooperative research and development agreements to gain access to and
  • SMC Officer Wins Top Air Force Acquisition Award

    A Space and Missile Systems Center lieutenant colonel is recognized as the top acquisition manager in the Air Force. Lt. Col. Jason Davis, deputy director of the SMC Launch Enterprise Systems Directorate’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Mission Procurement Division was awarded the Outstanding Air Force Acquisition Manager for 2017. He lead a
  • AEHF-4 Encapsulated Ahead of October Launch

    The U.S. Air Force’s fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-4) communication satellite completed encapsulation on Oct. 4 at Astrotech Space Operations processing facility in Florida.  The encapsulation of AEHF-4 in the United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle payload fairing marks an important milestone for the spacecraft and launch
  • SBIRS GEO-3 Successfully Achieves Operational Acceptance

    The Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite (GEO-3) successfully achieved Air Force Space Command operational acceptance.  The satellite is healthy and sending data to the Mission Control Station, operated by the 460th Space Wing located at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.  SBIRS GEO-3 launched from Cape Canaveral
  • “Better Together”: SMC and Los Angeles AFB celebrates Diversity Day

    People from various ethnicities and races, representing cultural, educational and geographical heritages, religious faiths and socioeconomic or political backgrounds came together in unity Aug. 16 to celebrate their diversity. The courtyard of the Space and Missile Systems Center's Schriever Space Complex took on the look of a mini United Nations