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  • Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise team wins David Packard Award

    The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Enterprise team has won the 2019 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award. The Packard Award recognizes Department of Defense organizations for innovation and best acquisition practices. SMC’s Launch Enterprise team crafted an acquisition strategy of innovative public-private
  • Space and Missile Systems Center releases Orbital Services Program(OSP)-4 solicitation

    The U.S. Air Force’s Rocket Systems Launch Program Office, part of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise, released a solicitation for the Orbital Services Program-4 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract today.“The OSP-4 contract will build on our Rocket Systems Launch Program’s legacy of success dating back to the
  • Space and Missile Systems Center prepares for July 2 flight test of NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 mission

    NASA, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force and its industry partners, is preparing to launch the Ascent Abort-2 mission on July 2 from Space Launch Complex-46 at 7 a.m. Eastern (4 a.m. Pacific) July 2 from Space Launch Complex-46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Rocket Systems Launch Program
  • First Falcon Heavy mission for Defense Department successfully launched

    The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, successfully launched the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program-2 mission from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A at 2:30 a.m. EDT on June 25 (11:30 p.m. Pacific, June 24).STP-2 is the first
  • Air Force, SpaceX ready to launch first Falcon Heavy mission for Defense Department

    A SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch vehicle rolled onto historic Launch Complex 39A during the pre-dawn hours today, in preparation for tonight's Department of Defense’s Space Test Program-2 mission.  The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center manages the Space Test Program on behalf of the Defense Department.STP-2 will be the first DOD mission
  • Companies offered an opportunity to make pitches to the Air Force

    On Nov. 6 in San Francisco, Air Force Pitch Day for Space will continue the Air Force’s initiative to demonstrate a faster and smarter strategy in technology investments and partnerships with small businesses. As critical sources of innovative new ideas and solutions, the Air Force invites small businesses to come pitch their new technology
  • SMC prepares for “Summer of Launch 19” with four space missions over two-month period

    Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, the national security space launch procurer of choice, is preparing for a very busy summer of space launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida.Weather or technical issues permitting, in a span of just 31 days over the next two months, SMC’s launch program offices are preparing for four planned
  • SMC ready for 'Summer of Launch' lift off

    Summer 2019 heralds the “Summer of Launch” campaign for the Space and Missile Systems Center.As the nation’s launch vehicle procurer of choice, SMC leads the Department of Defense launch community as the organization prepares for four major milestones over a 31-day period.Space Test Program-2, scheduled to launch on June 24, will be the first DOD
  • LAAFB celebrates Diversity and Inclusion Day 2019

    Approximately 100 students from Dana and El Segundo middle schools gathered together at Los Angeles Air Force Base on May 31 to celebrate the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Day.The students were divided into four teams and asked to participate in activities that focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related activities, which
  • Space and Missile System Center’s Space Test Program-2 mission rescheduled to June 24

    The launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying a multi-mission manifest of Department of Defense, NASA and NOAA payloads, is now targeted for June 24 to finish up launch vehicle preparation. STP-2 is set to liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The mission is managed by the Air Force Space Command’s Space
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