HomeNews

News Search

  • "Masters of Space" keep GPS constellation grounded and on time

    On the high plains of El Paso County, Colorado in the shadow of Pike's Peak, a group of twenty-somethings hold the technological fate of the world in their hands. Just a few years out of high school or freshly minted from college, these individuals share a common bond of responsibility in shepherding and maintaining a silent fleet of sentinels high
  • Air Force Awards Final Rocket Propulsion System Prototype OTAs

    Today the Space and Missile Systems Center awarded the final Other Transaction Agreements for shared public-private investments in Rocket Propulsion System prototypes.  One award is to Aerojet Rocketdyne for development of the AR1 rocket propulsion system.  The initial government investment is $115.3 million.  The other award is to United Launch
  • SMC Mission of the Month - GP Directorate "Warrior of the Week" #4: Lt. Col. Robert Enrico

    "Warrior of the Week" is part of the SMC Mission of the Month campaign to recognize and spotlight the men, women and team members from the Space and Missile Systems Center's directorates for their efforts on building the future of military space.Warrior of the Week:  Lt. Col. Robert EnricoDirectorate:  Global Positioning SystemsDuty Title:  IMA to
  • Goo, giggles and sugar encourage students to pursue STEM careers

    Thirty-seven Space and Missile Systems Center volunteers gathered at Center Street Elementary School Feb. 3 to participate in the school's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Family Night.At least 13 SMC organizations were represented within the pool of volunteers.  Approximately 800 youths, parents and educators participated in the
  • SMC Mission of the Month - GP Directorate "Warrior of the Week" #3: Mr. Joseph D. Barsotti

    "Warrior of the Week" is part of the SMC Mission of the Month campaign to recognize and spotlight the men, women and team members from the Space and Missile Systems Center's directorates for their efforts on building the future of military space.Warrior of the Week:  Mr. Joseph D. BarsottiDirectorate:  Global Positioning SystemsDuty Title: 
  • Final GPS IIF satellite joins constellation

    The 50th Space Wing accepted satellite control authority of the final Global Positioning System GPS IIF satellite from the GPS Directorate during a ceremony held Feb. 12 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.Following its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Feb. 5, operators from the 50th and 310th Space Wings completed an
  • SMC and mission partners celebrate successful launch of Delta IV with NROL-45 spacecraft

    A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ (5,2) rocket successfully delivered a satellite to orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office early Wednesday after lifting off from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, located on California's Central Coast. The mission's emblem on the payload fairing featured the silhouette of a military
  • SMC Mission of the Month - GP Directorate "Warrior of the Week" #2: Capt Aurelio "Izzy" Irizarry

    "Warrior of the Week" is part of the SMC Mission of the Month campaign to recognize and spotlight the men, women and team members from the Space and Missile Systems Center's directorates for their efforts on building the future of military space.Warrior of the Week:  Capt. Aurelio "Izzy" IrizarryDirectorate:  Global Positioning SystemsDuty Title: 
  • Air Force, mission partners successfully launches GPS IIF-12 satellite

    The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the 12th Boeing-built Global Positioning System GPS IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 8:38 a.m. EST (5:38 a.m. PST)."Today's launch is a significant
  • GPS tracking Super Bowl 50

    Whether you're cheering for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers - or just waiting to see the new TV commercials - the constellation of satellites known as the Global Positioning System will be there. The program that originated with the heritage organizations known today as the Space and Missile Systems Center will play a silent, but
RSS