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Boeing, Artel to provide commercial satellite services to U.S. government

Posted March 26, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing announced March 6 that Boeing Commercial Satellite Services, a unit of Boeing Satellite Systems International, has entered into a cooperative agreement with Artel, a global leader in information technology and managed network services, to distribute Inmarsat-3, -4 and -5 bandwidth to potential U.S. government customers. It is anticipated that this…

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Boeing completes design review of MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite System

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing and its supplier partners have completed the Critical Design Review of the MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite Communications System with their customer, the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes of the government of Mexico. “The successful completion of this milestone review verifies that MEXSAT will operate as promised to deliver greatly enhanced telecommunications…

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Wyle Engineering Support to modernize C-5 life raft system

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Wyle has been awarded an $850,000 contract to help update the 1960s-era 25-person life rafts used aboard the U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft. Wyle’s work at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., includes developing a technical data package and prototypes. Obsolescence issues make it increasingly…

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for critical missile warning satellite

Posted April 13, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the…

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SMC commander presents Congressional Gold Medal

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Photograph courtesy of Torrance City Cable Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., presents a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to Torrance resident and Tuskegee Airman Walter Crenshaw at the Torrance City Council meeting, July 24. The medal was awarded to the…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates compact, rugged solid-state laser for military applications

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has test fired the first product in its next-generation FIRESTRIKE™ family of high-energy...

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Thanksgiving dinner held for single airmen

Posted November 30, 2012 by Sarah Corrice

Members of the Los Angeles Air Force Base spouses club and base senior leaders share a Thanksgiving meal with single airmen, Nov. 18. The annual dinner was held in the enlisted billeting on Fort MacArthur.  

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Northrop Grumman-built CERES sensor makes ‘first light’ observation

Posted March 26, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ““ Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System, the Northrop Grumman-built instrument aboard NASA’s Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, was activated and has delivered its first images. The CERES…

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Boeing completes fifth GPS IIF satellite for U.S. Air Force

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has completed the fifth of 12 Global Positioning System IIF satellites the company is building for the U.S. Air Force. The spacecraft was built at the Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, Calif., using the GPS IIF pulse-line manufacturing approach, which draws on commercial production line practices to build satellites…

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Furlough impacts LAAFB facility hours, closures announced

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Due to the upcoming Department of Defense-wide furlough, the hours at many Los Angeles AFB facilities will change. The closures are set to begin the week of July 8 in conjunction with the start of the civilian employee furlough. Under the furlough, civilian employees will be off work for up to 11 unpaid days between…

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