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  • Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise successfully completes “Summer of Launch ‘19” campaign: Focuses next on innovative small launch efforts

    With the August 22 launch of Lockheed Martin’s GPS III SV02 satellite aboard the final Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) launch vehicle, the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise marked the successful completion of a rigorous Summer launch schedule.Launching four critical missions in under 60 days from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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
  • Joint DOD/NASA/NOAA mission targeted for June 22 launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch vehicle

    USAF Space & Missile Systems Center (Los Angeles AFB - El Segundo, Calif.) announces June 22 launch date for joint DOD/NASA/NOAA mission on SpaceX Falcon Heavy
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen prepare for human spaceflight

    To prepare for the arrival of human spaceflight tests next year, the 920th Rescue Wing along with the DoD Human Space Flight Support (HSFS) Office, NASA and SpaceX personnel joined forces to plan and execute a realistic medical evacuation exercise at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 25. Their mission was to respond to a simulated emergency
  • NASA assigns crews to first test flights, missions on commercial spacecraft

    NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen support successful SpaceX rocket launch

    Reserve Citizen Airmen get the job done every day, whether it’s on the ground, in the air, at sea, or in this case—in space.On Sunday, July 22, 2018, SpaceX, a commercial leader in aerospace, successfully launched the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. By launching this rocket, it
  • Tracking the billion year road trip

    Cruising with the windows down, music up and the Sun shining on your face. Going on a road trip is an adventure that some people love or aspire to do. For one individual, their road trip could last a billion years, and the 18th Space Control Squadron is tracking it.
  • 45th SW successfully launches Falcon 9 JCSAT-14

    The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-14 launch May 6 at 1:21 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 40 here.JCSAT-14 is a communications satellite designed and manufactured by Space Systems/Loral for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. The satellite is designed to provide TV programming and
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