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  • AFSPC-11 Mission Successfully Launched

    The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the AFSPC-11 dual payload mission on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on April 14 at 7:13 p.m. EDT.“Congratulations to the AFSPC-11 integrated team and all mission partners on a successful launch. 
  • AFSPC-11 Mission Set to Launch

    The AFSPC-11 mission is set to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, April 14.A live feed will begin 20 minutes prior to the launch at 6:53 p.m. EDT and concluding approximately 45 minutes following launch.  The launch broadcast can be viewed at
  • CBAS Space Vehicle Completes Launch Base Testing

    CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM, or CBAS, Satellite completed launch base testing March 15 in preparation for the payload’s scheduled launch aboard the AFSPC-11 mission. The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch the CBAS satellite and the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Secondary
  • Women’s Leadership Panel Kicks off Women’s History Month

    The Space and Missile Systems Center kicked off Women’s History Month with a Women in Leadership panel featuring Maj. Gen. Catherine Chilton, IMA to the Air Force Space Command commander; Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president; Barbara Westgate, Washington Headquarters Services director; and Dr. Claire Leon, Loyola Marymount University Systems
  • Air Force Awards Launch Services Contracts to SpaceX and ULA

    The Air Force announced today the award of two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts.  Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has been awarded a $290,594,130 firm-fixed-price contract, for launch services to deliver three GPS III missions (1 base and 2 options) to the intended orbit.  United Launch Alliance
  • LAAFB Airmen Participate in Read Across America

    On Friday, March 2, Chief Master Sgt. Scott Meyers along with 20 other airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base participated in Buford Elementary School’s “Read Across America” program in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday. “Read Across America” is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 to commemorate the author,
  • Final Request For Proposal Released for Air Force Launch Services Contract

    The Air Force released a final Request for Proposal for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Launch Services for the following payloads:  National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL)-85, NROL-87, SILENTBARKER, Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO)-5, and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-44.  The final RFP was
  • SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Successfully Launched

    The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 7:48 p.m. EST, Jan 19. “The successful launch of SBIRS GEO Flight-4 is
  • SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Launch Team Participates in School STEM Event Ahead of This Week’s Scheduled Launch

    On Tuesday, Jan.16, members of the SMC Remote Sensing Systems Directorate SBIRS GEO Flight-4 launch team joined approximately 50 eighth graders to “Engineer Stomp Rockets” for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) event at Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School.  Hosted by the Lockheed Martin Space Community Relations office and the
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