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  • First Contract under Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation BAA Complete

    The first of ten contracts awarded under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) was recently completed. Moog Inc. successfully completed a “Non-Destructive Evaluation, Standards, and Testing” project, March 13. The company met all program objectives and completed all deliverables on time and on budget during
  • Air Force releases final RFP for new Rideshare capability on Space Launch Missions

    The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) released a final request for proposal for the Long Duration Propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Secondary Payload Adapters, or LDPE. The foundational technology for the LDPE is the EELV Secondary Payload Adapters, or ESPA, which is an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) initiative to host
  • Remote Sensing Systems Directorate unveils Heritage Wall

    The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Remote Sensing Systems Directorate unveiled the Remote Sensing Heritage Wall March 15 at Los Angeles Air Force Base to commemorate a mission that spans nearly six decades.The Remote Sensing Systems Directorate stood up on Nov. 21, 2014 to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance and environmental
  • SMC Directorates win Scowcroft Awards

    Two directorates within the Space and Missile Systems Center were recently honored with individual and team awards March 16 at the 28th annual Air Force Association Brent Scowcroft Awards banquet at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah.Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, deputy chief of staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration,
  • 61st Medical Squadron’s lab passes inspection with excellence

    The 61st Medical Squadron laboratory recently passed a no-notice inspection from the College of American Pathologists. The leading organization of board-certified pathologists, CAP serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.In true Space and
  • Key local leaders receive Air Force Space Command award

    Key South Bay area civic leaders received an award from Air Force Space Command commander Gen. Jay Raymond during a ceremony here Feb. 15. The South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce (SBACC) was named the recipient of the 2016 AFSPC Community Support Award for their outstanding support of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s mission at Los
  • Air Force Successfully Launches WGS-9 Satellite

    The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV  Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 8:18 p.m. EDT. “WGS-9 launch marks an important occasion for the Wideband constellation as it is a
  • Air Force Ready to Launch Ninth WGS Satellite

    The U.S. Air Force has scheduled another launch to enhance the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) constellation, the nation’s highest-capacity military communications system. The ninth WGS satellite will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle on March 18 from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force
  • SpaceX Awarded Contract for GPS III-3 Launch Services

    The Air Force announced today the award of the second competitively sourced National Security Space (NSS) launch services contract in more than a decade. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) was awarded a contract for Global Positioning System (GPS) III Launch Services. This is a firm-fixed price, standalone contract with a total
  • Air Force, Mission Partners Launch NRO Payload

    The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V vehicle carrying a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) national security payload from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, today at 9:49 a.m. PST.“This launch is a testament to the teamwork between the Air Force and its mission partners," said Lt.