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Space superiority remains vital to national security

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Carlin Leslie Gen. William Shelton reviews his notes before testifying April 3, 2014, in front of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on strategic forces, in Washington, D.C. Shelton is the Air Force Space Command commander, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Gen. William Shelton, the†commander of†Air Force Space Command, highlighted…

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Fourth AEHF protected communications satellite begins integration months ahead of schedule

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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Northrop Grumman ships payload module two months early for AEHF satellite

Northrop Grumman Corporation continued its record of shipping Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite payload modules ahead of schedule when the fourth arrived Feb. 11, nearly two months early, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor.

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Increased space, cyber threats top concerns for AF Space Command

Gen. William L. Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., addresses Air Force Association Members during the Pacific Air and Space Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013. Shelton discussed the importance of space and cyberspace operations and the foundational capability they provide to our nation and joint military…

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Lockheed Martin GPS III successfully communicates With GPS constellation

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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45th Space Wing launches satellite

Posted  August 9, 2013

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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Deadline nears for completing SNCOA course

Posted  August 9, 2013

Students enrolled in Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course 14 Version 5 have until the end of September to complete the course or they will be automatically disenrolled and will have to complete the new version of the course. Airmen who haven’t completed version 5 by Sept. 30 will not receive credit for the coursework in…

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Reflector System built by Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace unit deploys successfully

Posted  August 9, 2013

A deployable reflector and boom system made by Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman, successfully deployed on-orbit Aug. 3 aboard the Alphasat spacecraft that will provide commercial broadband telecommunications services to Europe, Africa and parts of Asia.

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NMCB 3 helps honor homeless vet during VC stand down

Posted  August 9, 2013

More than 20 years ago, Ventura County resident Claire L. Hope visited a veteran’s aid event in Long Beach, Calif., where she was inspired by the degree of free help local legal and health care professionals were happy to give our nation’s homeless heroes. The next year, in 1993, Hope both founded and organized the…

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Boeing all-electric satellite passes critical design review

Posted  August 9, 2013

The first Boeing\electric-powered satellite, the 702 Small Platform (702SP), has passed its Critical Design Review, allowing the new program to move two satellites into assembly, integration and testing.

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Northrop Grumman delivers AEHF Flight 4 antenna precision pointing unit

Posted  September 13, 2013

Northrop Grumman recently delivered an electronics unit that precisely positions a highly sophisticated suite of antennas for the U.S. Air Force's fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite.

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GPS III, OCX satellite launch, early orbit operations successfully demonstrated

Posted  September 13, 2013

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the third of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate the launch readiness of the world’s most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 3, on Aug. 1, was a key…

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

Posted  November 22, 2013

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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LAAFB Commissary holiday hours announced

Posted  November 22, 2013

Los Angeles Air Force Base Commissary’s holiday hours have been announced. Except for the hours listed below, the commissary will be open regular hours. Holiday hours of operation are: Nov 28 and Nov. 29 – CLOSED Dec. 23 – OPEN 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24 – OPEN 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec….

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Lockheed Martin GPS III successfully communicates With GPS constellation

Posted  November 22, 2013

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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