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  • Not your average rocket launch; 45th SW supports Pegasus ICON

    The 45th Space Wing supported the Pegasus ICON rocket launch on Nov. 7, 2018 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Skid Strip.Skid Strip? That’s quite different than a standard launch from the Cape – don’t rockets launch from pads? The skid strip, a smaller flight line on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, served as the acting “launch pad” for an
  • AFGSC tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg AFB

    The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st century threats and reassure our allies. Test launches are not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions.
  • Providing access to space through innovation

    The U.S. Air Force and Space Command are powered by innovation. Because of this, Vandenberg Air Force Base is continually making improvements to base facilities, equipment and the way Airmen and mission partners do their job in order to complete the space mission.
  • 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
  • Launching With A Legacy -- Weather pioneer returns 60 years after historic mission

    The year was 1958. The Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit the year before, which meant the U.S. was now officially behind in the race for space.After suffering three humbling launch setbacks, the U.S. finally had an answer to Sputnik and that answer, nestled atop a Juno rocket, was Explorer I.The
  • Air Force preparing to launch fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission

    The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is undergoing final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The OTV is scheduled to launch on Sept. 7, 2017, onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
  • SecAF visits Space Coast for 2nd time

    “It has been an incredible and busy seven days for you all at the 45th Space Wing,” said Secretary of the Air Force the Honorable Deborah Lee James during an all call held Sept. 9, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.  That statement was made in reference to the wing’s ability to transition from an emergency response effort after a static fire
  • 45th SW supports successful Delta IV NROL-37 launch

    The 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the NROL-37 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV-Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B here June 11 at 1:51 p.m. ET.    The ULA Delta IV rocket is carrying a classified national security payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The largest of the Delta IV
  • 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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