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Fourth AEHF protected communications satellite begins integration months ahead of schedule

Posted April 11, 2014 by

The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite produced by Lockheed Martin is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability.

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Lockheed Martin GPS III successfully communicates With GPS constellation

Posted November 22, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed, a full-sized, functional GPS III satellite prototype, now at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., recently communicated via cross-links with Air Force flight-like hardware simulators for the GPS IIR, GPS IIR-M, and GPS IIF satellites, which make up the bulk of the current GPS satellite…

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Small satellites on a BIG Mission: Air Force launches high-tech NanoSats

Posted November 22, 2013 by

In its 60 year history, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has successfully launched some of the largest and most sophisticated satellites ever created.

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Next Boeing GPS IIF satellite arrives at Cape Canaveral for launch

Posted September 20, 2013 by

Boeing workers lift the Global Positioning System IIF-5 satellite onto a transporter following its Aug. 1 arrival at the Navstar Processing Facility on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Boeing shipped the fifth GPS IIF satellite from its satellite factory in El Segundo, Calif., on a U.S. Air Force C-17 airlifter. Workers will fuel the…

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Air Force launches third AEHF satellite

Posted September 20, 2013 by

The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency communication satellite at 4:10 a.m., EDT, Sept. 18, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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U.S., allies increase protected military satellite comm capability with AEHF launch

Posted September 20, 2013 by

The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communication satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin team for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched at 4:10 a.m., Sept. 18, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Lockheed Martin confirmed signal acquisition at 51 minutes after launch. The AEHF system…

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Air Force Space Command to discontinue space surveillance system

Posted August 16, 2013 by

Due to resource constraints caused by sequestration, Air Force Space Command officials have directed the 21st Space Wing to prepare to discontinue operations at the Air Force Space Surveillance System by Oct. 1. Final decisions on all fiscal 2014 budget issues will be made over the next few weeks. By discontinuing operations, the AFSSS would…

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Lockheed Martin-built defense weather satellite delivered to Vandenberg AFB

Posted August 9, 2013 by

The U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman team successfully delivered the 19th Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, block 5D3, weather satellite Aug. 1 to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where it will be prepared for launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operated by…

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Air Force accepting applications for medical commissioning programs

Posted August 9, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible airmen interested in Biomedical Sciences Corps careers can apply for academic opportunities in the physical therapy, clinical psychology and physician assistant fields. In addition, eligible airmen can apply for direct accession into one of three other BSC fields, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Each program has specific criteria, but applicants for all programs…

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45th Space Wing launches satellite

Posted August 9, 2013 by

The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV rocket carrying the sixth Wideband Global Satcom satellite at 8:29 p.m., Aug. 7 from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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