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  • WGS-11+ Satellite Completes Preliminary Design Review

    Leveraging the Space and Missile Systems Center’s cross-corps enterprise structure, the three-day event was co-chaired by SMC’s Production Corps and Portfolio Architect’s Mission System Integration leadership. Stakeholders across the Wideband community including system engineers from the Army, Navy and U.S. Space Force participated in the PDR. The WGS-11+ design was evaluated by all stakeholders against specific technical criteria to ensure the optimal capability is delivered to the warfighter. Zero liens were recorded and the WGS-11+ program was declared ready to proceed to detailed design.
  • U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center announces landmark contract modifications for reuse of SpaceX launch vehicles

    The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Enterprise and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) recently signed a contract modification to reuse a Falcon 9 first-stage booster – for the first time on a National Security Space Launch mission – starting with the fifth Global Positioning System (GPS)-III satellite,
  • Back in Business – The Fitness Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base re-opens

    The Fitness Center at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Los Angeles Air Force Base is back in business, but it is not business as usual. The fitness center closed down in March, along with most other services, as the base followed public health stay-at-home restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Boosting Space Situational Awareness: SMC Awards SBIR Phase 2 Contract

    The Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC) Directorate of Special Programs (DirSP) awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract to Bluestaq LLC who will develop the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Marketplace program under the auspices of AFWERX.AFWERX was created in 2017 by then Air Force Secretary Heather