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  • USSPACECOM, Finnish Air Force sign Memorandum of Understanding between Finland, US on space situational awareness cooperation

    Rear Adm. Marcus A. Hitchcock, U.S. Space Command plans and policy director, and Maj. Gen. Pasi Jokinen, commander of the Finnish Air Force, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Finland and the United States on space situational awareness cooperation today in Helsinki, Finland.These agreements foster openness, predictability of space
  • 21st Space Wing completes unit effectiveness inspection

    Just like people, organizations need regular checkups to make sure that they are healthy and that everything is functioning the way it’s meant to. That’s why wings across the Air Force maintain inspection programs. The Air Force Space Command Inspector General recently concluded a week-long capstone inspection of the 21st Space Wing that dove into its different organizations and programs.
  • Fostering relationships with LACI

    Each year, Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs hosts a country-wide tour known as the Latin American Cadet Initiative. This year the tour included an opportunity to highlight Vandenberg’s missions and role in national security on Oct. 29, 2019.
  • Ideas to transform space warfighting training and innovation workspaces named AETC Spark Tank 2020 Challenge winners

    Ideas to transform space warfighting training and how to best build a culture of innovation were named Air Education and Training Command Spark Tank 2020 Challenge winners, officials announced Oct. 31, 2019.
  • X-37B breaks record, lands after 780 days in orbit

    The spaceplane conducted on-orbit experiments for 780 days during its mission, recently breaking its own record by being in orbit for more than two years. As of today, the total number of days spent on-orbit for the entire test vehicle program is 2,865 days.
  • Resiliency: Life After Loss

    With 13 years in the service, Tech. Sgt. Richmond, 30th Space Wing self-assessment program manager, has seen it all, but what matters most is his family. Richmond has experienced loss from suicide, but throughout all of his heartache, he has been resilient.
  • Strategic partnership of innovation: PTN, NASA launch two-part collaborative research agreement

    Officials from Air Education and Training Command’s Pilot Training Next have established a strategic partnership with NASA, focused on biometric data collection and the application of emerging technology into PTN curriculum that will innovate the student pilot learning environment.
  • Mr. Andrew Cox receives the General James J. Hartinger Award

    Mr. Andrew Cox, Director of the Space Security and Defense Program at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, speaks to the National Defense Industrial Association dinner attendees after receiving the General James J. Hartinger Award Oct. 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Cox is the first government civilian employee to receive the Hartinger Award. The
  • GPS III Ground System Operations Contingency Program Nearing Operational Acceptance

    The Global Positioning System enterprise reached another major milestone on Oct. 21, when the GPS III Contingency Operations Program (COps) successfully connected with the first GPS III satellite on orbit. The COps system will allow the Air Force to operationally command and control the new, more powerful GPS III satellites as well as legacy GPS
  • EPS Completes Multiservice Operational Test, Declared Fully Operational

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Enhanced Polar System (EPS) was declared operational and handed over to operators at the 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, following months of on-orbit check out and the successful completion of a Multiservice Operational Test and Evaluation (MOT&E). EPS is a polar adjunct
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