Space and Technology

DOD, AF science and technology leaders testify before Senate

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:33pm
Kevin Gooder, the program integration division chief of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for science, technology and engineering, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities April 8.

45th Space Wing launches NRO Satellite on board Atlas V

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:48am
The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here at 1:45 p.m. April 10 carrying a classified national security payload.

Missile delivery marks milestone for Armament Directorate

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:43am
The Armament Directorate celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the first production lot of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range missiles to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, last month.

AF Reserve space squadron temporarily assumes command of nation's weather satellites

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:12pm
In a lead up to the recent launch of America's 19th Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, or DMSP, spacecraft, Air Force Reservists here took full command and control of the nation's inventory of weather satellites across the globe.

Space superiority remains vital to national security

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:47am
Gen. William Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, highlighted a successful satellite launch to the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces during a budget hearing for national security space activities, April 3.

Cyberspace milestone reached for Air Force Network

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:32am
Air Force Network Integration Center members at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Monday completed the migration of all user accounts onto the Air Force Network.

Air Force looks to cost-effective technologies to sustain future operations

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:21pm
Focused and balanced investments in science and technology programs across the services were at the center of discussions during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threat and Capabilities on Capitol Hill, March 26.

First US military woman in space reveals secrets of success

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:07pm
From becoming the first military woman in space to commanding a Numbered Air Force, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, former 14th Air Force commander, revealed the secrets of her success to the men and women of Buckley Air Force Base during a Women's History Month address March 21.

First military woman in space reveals secrets of success

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:07pm
From becoming the first military woman in space to commanding a Numbered Air Force, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, former 14th Air Force commander, revealed the secrets of her success to the men and women of Buckley Air Force Base during a Women's History Month address March 21.

DOD official discusses nuclear deterrence in Congress

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:45pm
The Defense Department's nuclear deterrent is the ultimate protection for the United States while also assuring distant allies of their security against regional aggression, a senior Pentagon official told Congress March 7.

Shelton announces new space situational awareness satellite program

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 7:51am
The commander of Air Force Space Command announced a new satellite program during a speech about the importance of space and cyberspace at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology exposition, Feb. 21, here.General William Shelton told the audience about the new Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program with two

GPS IIF-5 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 8:30am
The U. S. Air Force officials successfully launched the fifth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle at 8:59 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 20.

Future bomber has legacy to uphold

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 8:05am
With a proven history of success, today’s bomber fleet has a reputation for excellence. It is, however, an aging fleet in need of a new addition, the deputy chief of staff operations, plans and requirements said during the 30th Annual Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 20, here.

Next-generation mobility solutions beginning

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 9:23am
The initial rollout of modernized commercial mobile technologies, or CMT, has begun across the Air Force. The rollout will focus on BlackBerry replacement and executive users while the distribution process will be focused on enabling approximately 5,000 iOS devices.

AF officer honored with space operations award

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 11:04am
Lt. Col. Samuel A. Little, director of operations, 45th Launch Support Squadron was recently named by the National Space Club as recipient of the prestigious General Bernard Schriever Award, honoring excellence in military space operations and acquisition.

Behind the scenes look shows AFGSC Airmen at work

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:47pm
In the nearly six decades since the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system was first conceived in the late 1950s, the weapon system has evolved to meet new challenges and assume new missions. Staff Sgt. David Clark takes us to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and introduces us to the group of Airmen from the 576th Flight Test Squadron whose sole mission is testing and evaluating the Air Force's ICBMs.

Remotely piloted aircraft flies first long-duration test using repurposed satellite

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 2:39pm
Using a repurposed commercial satellite, Air Force crews flew MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., during multiple missions in November and December.

AF chief scientist visits Hanscom AFB, shares direction with workforce

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:49am
The Air Force's chief scientist talked about the unique technological challenges and value of work being done at Hanscom during her visit to the base and neighboring MIT Lincoln Laboratory Jan 23 and 24.

SecDef makes surprise calls to Malmstrom AFB officers

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 5:04pm
Flying back to Washington D.C., from the Munich Security Conference aboard an E-4B aircraft, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a series of surprise phone calls to six officers currently pulling alert in three of the 341st Missile Wing's launch control centers

Space squadron optimizes wideband communication constellations

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:03pm
Late in 2013, the 3rd Space Operations Squadron’s mission -- "Warfighters ensuring reliable wideband communications to national authorities and U.S. and Allied forces" -- was proudly displayed as the unit repositioned its eighth satellite during a nine-month effort to optimize the military wideband communications constellation.