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  • SBIRS GEO-3 Engine Investigation Complete, Tracking Toward January 2017 Launch

    On Nov. 30, a joint government and industry team closed their investigation into a potential parts issue of a failed component from another contractor’s satellite. The investigation team performed an assessment to determine if a similar failure could be applicable to the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) Flight-3
  • MILSATCOM member helps Air Force team take Inter-Nation Tennis Championship

      1st Lt. Christine Martinez, a project officer in the Space and Missile Systems Center’s MILSATCOM Directorate’s Strategic Branch and a tennis player, joined other teammates who converged on the Italian city of Decimomannu Sardinia for the Headquarters Allied Air Command Ramstein Inter-Nation Tennis Championships Sept. 19-23, hosted by the German
  • Air Force Civilian Service Job Fair Update

    Note: There is a location change to the event.The Air Force is looking for qualified civilian acquisition professionals to join the Space and Missile Systems Center. The SMC job fair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 5855 West Century Boulevard, California from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.The Space and Missile Systems Center
  • Warrior of the Week: Tanya Arellano

    Directorate:  Remote Sensing Duty title: Contract Specialist Years in Service: 7 Time on Station: 7 Hometown: Los Angeles, California Goals:  To become a Contracting Officer, visit all 50 states, buy my own home in California, and learn how to drive a manual transmission vehicle.  Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, exploring new foods/restaurants, and
  • Remote Sensing Personnel Give Back to Their Communities

    The California- and Colorado- based military, civilian and contractor team who make up the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Remote Sensing Directorate  are known for their mission to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance and environmental monitoring capabilities to our warfighters and the nation. But when they’re not working this
  • Warrior of the Week: Capt Andrew Massino

    Directorate:  Remote Sensing Duty title:  TAP Lab Project Manager Duty Locaton: Buckley AFB, Colorado Years in Service:  7 years Time on Station:  2 Years Hometown:  La Plata, Maryland Goals:  Take advantage of great assignments and produce or acquire capabilities that help the warfighter fight the good fight.  Hobbies:  Volleyball, Curls,
  • Space Enterprise Consortium Other Transaction RFI Released

      The U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center is exploring options regarding competitive award of an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to an eligible new or existing not-for-profit consortium manager of large and small organizations representing traditional and non-traditional defense contractors.   The mission of the
  • Warrior of the Week: Capt Evan Wise

    Duty Title: ORS-6 deputy mission manager and COWVR program manager, Remote Sensing Directorate Duty Station: Los Angeles Air Force Base Years in Service:  9 (5 since commissioning) Time on Station:  3.5 years Hometown:  Plano, TX Goals:  become an astronaut, obtain a PhD in a useful field Hobbies:  building robots, hiking, piano, computer
  • Air Force Grants First Full Security Certification to L-3 for GPS MGUE

    The Global Positioning System (GPS) Directorate within the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) granted the first-ever full security certification for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) next generation Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program to contractor L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC).   “Achieving Security Certification is major
  • New Overhead Persistent Infrared Battlespace Awareness Center Begins Operations

    Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and the 460th Space Wing announced Initial Operational Capability for the Space Based Infrared System Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Battlespace Awareness Center (OBA) on Sept. 12. Located within the SBIRS Mission Control Station on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, the OBAC offers an