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  • DoD experiments launch aboard Space Shuttle Discovery

    When the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off Dec. 9, 2006 from launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., it was carrying 1,350 pounds of Department of Defense payloads. The DoD Space Test Program-sponsored experiments will test a number of new technologies to enhance the United States space capabilities, ultimately giving the edge to
  • Advanced Extremely High Frequency Payload Ships to Sunnyvale

    The Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, at the Space and Missile Systems Center announced today that the payload module for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite was shipped from Northrop Grumman Space Technology Park in Redondo Beach, Calif. and arrived at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, Calif. The
  • Individuals and Teams Win FY 2006 Air Force Space Command Financial Management and Comptroller Awards

    Space and Missile Systems Center individuals and teams won six of 19 installation-level awards in the FY 2006 Air Force Space Command Financial Management Annual Awards competition. Each of the following winners will be nominated for Air Force-level awards in the Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller Annual Awards
  • Delta II rocket motor recovered in Thailand

    The journey started Nov. 10, 2000, aboard a Delta II rocket carrying a GPS satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station into orbit. The Star-48 rocket motor, which is connected to the satellite until the motor is done firing, completed its mission and began orbiting the Earth. The titanium rocket motor casing reentered Earth's atmosphere Jan.
  • SMC Athlete represented Air Force during Inter-Nation Cross-Country Championship

    The Air Force sent a team of six women and eight men to represent the United States at the Third Annual Component Command-Air HQ Ramstein Inter-Nation Cross-Country Championship meet from Dec. 6-8 in Poznan, Poland. Six Air Force teams from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the United States all competed in a 5 kilometer
  • Defense Meteorological Satellite Goes To Work After Successful Turnover Operation

    The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Systems Group at the Space and Missile Systems Center has announced that DMSP satellite Flight 17, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Nov. 4, has been turned over for operational use to the Air Force Weather Agency and other organizations for use worldwide. Formal transfer of the satellite
  • Successful Completion of Segment Level Test for AEHF Mission Control System

    The MILSATCOM Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center announced today that on Nov. 17, 2006, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) and Integrated Systems & Solutions (IS&S) successfully completed testing of block 3 of Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) and MILSTAR ground payload and network management Mission Planning Element,
  • TSAT Network Design Review Milestone Reached

    The MILSATCOM Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center announced today that the Transformational Satellite (TSAT) Mission Operations System (TMOS) program office successfully completed on December 20, 2006 an in-depth review of the TSAT Network Architecture during a two-day Network Design Review. This review, led by Lockheed Martin IS&S, San
  • TacSat2, Minotaur 1 Launch Successful

    The Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-2 satellite and NASA's GeneSat-1 microsatellite were successfully launched aboard an Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket today from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the east coast of Virginia. As the rocket left pad OB at 7 a.m. (EST), it made history as the first Minotaur vehicle launched from the Mid-Atlantic
  • Air Force-Navy Team Achieves Important Flight Test Milestone

    The Space and Missile Systems Center, in conjunction with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Propulsion Directorate and the Naval Air Warfare Center, achieved a significant milestone in September with an initial demonstration of responsive launch operations from the Navy's San Nicolas Island, Calif. Using an early prototype of the first stage for