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  • Launch and Range Systems Wing Stands Up WROCC

    SMC has another team success to add to its coffers. The new Western Range Operations Control Center has opened its doors and ushered in the model of the future for space launch command and control operations. As of June 30th, 2006 there remained only one of the seven control centers to be activated in the WROCC marking a significant milestone on
  • MILSATCOM Announces Wideband Gapfiller Contract

    The MILSATCOM Systems Wing has definitized a contract with options worth $1.067 Billion for the second block of satellites in the Wideband Gapfiller Satellites (WGS) program. The Block II satellites will be similar to the three Block I satellites already in production, but with an added radio frequency bypass capability designed to support airborne
  • AF Honors Satellite Program

    The U.S. Air Force has named the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) Life Extension Team as a winner of the 2006 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award. The prestigious award, sponsored by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and administered by the Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA), recognizes outstanding team performance and shares best
  • Defense Weather Satellite Launch Sucessful

    The Air Force successfully boosted another Weather satellite into orbit Nov. 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base' s Space Launch Complex 6. The launch of Defense Meteorological Satellite Flight 17 occurred at 5:53 a.m. the beginning of the launch window. This is the latest launch of a Defense Meteorological Satellite since DMSP Flight 16 on October
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  • System-impact product output revolutionizes space weather forecasts

    Predicting the harmful effects of space weather on a specific United States military asset or mission has been advanced with the delivery of a prototype, consisting of five computer-generated products, which combine environmental information with system specifications and thresholds to provide real-time impact data to the war- fighter. Initiated by
  • SMC co-hosts DCMA joint Immersion Day

    In the Defense Contract Management Agency's Space and Missile Systems Division, it has been an axiom that "space acquisition is different" and recently that was proven. Representatives from the Space and Missile Systems Center, DCMA space-centric contract management offices and space industry partners met for the first Joint Immersion Day which was
  • 101 Critical Days of Summer winding down

    Children and safety belts, quick safety seat checkupDoes your child ride in the back seat? The back seat is generally the safest place in a crash. If your vehicle has a passenger air bag, it is critical for children 12 and under to ride in back. Does your child ride facing the right way? Infants should ride in rear-facing restraints (in the back
  • Kudos to SMC’s Professionals

    Retirement from Mobilization Assistant to Commander, AFSPC Major General David Frostman Assignment to Mobilization Assistant to Commander, AFSPCMajor General David FrostmanCongratulations Colonel Promotees Eric Schnaible, SMC Public Affairs William Hodgekiss, SMC Command Section (PCS'd to Maxwell AFB, Aug.) Congratulations Reserve Lt. Col.