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SMC Awards Combined Orbital Operations Logistics Sustainment contract

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:55am
The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) recently awarded the Combined Orbital Operations Logistics Sustainment (COOLS) contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, California.

Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center Certifies SpaceX for National Security Space Missions

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:11pm
Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

AF successfully launches the AFSPC-5 mission

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 9:45am
The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, May 20, at 11:05 a.m. EST. There were no issues reported with the launch.

AF successfully launches the AFSPC-5 mission

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:36am
The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, May 20, at 11:05 a.m. EST. There were no issues reported with the launch.

$2M Air Force Prize for development of a small, efficient turboshaft engine

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 8:41am
Registration is now open for the $2 million Air Force Prize that will be awarded to the first entrant to successfully develop a small, lightweight, fuel-efficient turbine engine.

Nellis breaks ground on DOD’s largest solar array

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 5:00am
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony March 24 for the newest Air Force solar array, a photovoltaic farm named Nellis II. The system, upon completion, will provide 19 megawatts of direct current capacity to the base, making it the largest photovoltaic system in the Department of Defense.

DARPA uses open systems to boost airpower

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:47am
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is unveiling a new program to boost U.S. air superiority by separating payloads such as weapons and sensors from the main air platform, and using open-system architectures to seamlessly integrate plug-and-fly modules into any kind of platform.

9th-generation GPS satellite blasts off from 'The Cape'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:27am
The 45th Space Wing supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's ninth Block IIF-9 navigation satellite for the GPS March 25, 2015, from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

F. E. Warren conducts Minuteman III missile test launch from Vandenberg

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:40am
A team Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Air Force funds research for remotely piloted aircraft

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:25am
Although the development of remotely piloted aircraft began in the 1950s, they are increasingly used by both military and commercial customers and provide a promising new chapter in the history of aviation.

AF research will improve camera for targeting munitions

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:00pm
In order for an imaging munition to find and make its mark, a variety of information is required, including high-resolution video imagery. Future Air Force munitions will likely feature wide field-of-view (WFOV) imaging seekers that provide Air Force warfighters several advantages over using traditional imaging seekers, including improved capability and lower cost.

SBIRS constellation forms under one roof

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:44am
Airmen from the 460th Operations Group have made history by successfully completing the first series of Space Based Infrared System satellite and antenna communication on Jan. 28-30 from Block 10, the new operations floor, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.

AF conducts massive protected MILSATCOM test

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 1:52pm
The Air Force concluded a six-month rigorous and complex multiservice operational test and evaluation of its Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)system in January at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

45th Space Wing, SpaceX sign first-ever landing pad agreement at Cape Canaveral

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:09am
Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, the 45th Space Wing commander, recently signed a five-year leasing agreement with SpaceX that will allow for the creation of the first-ever "Landing Pad" at Launch Complex 13 at historic Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.