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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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Events

53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration shows Blue

Posted  June 8, 2012

The 53rd Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration drew thousands of people from May 18-20. This year was especially significant for the Air Force; it was designated as the honored service. The Air Force participation stretched from military…

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Balanced force structure imperative to Air Force readiness

Posted  May 25, 2012

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove and his counterparts from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps testified May 10 before members of the Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support about U.S. military readiness in light of recent budget cuts. In his opening statement, Breedlove pointed out that the American people are…

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UAS procurement tops Air Force’s spending list

Posted  May 25, 2012

The unmanned aerial systems market accounted for $5.25 billion of the U.S. Department of Defense’s budget in 2010, with the Air Force emerging as the highest spender among all U.S. military services. Most of the $2.42 billion the Air Force has earmarked for UAS spending in 2012 is for the procurement of the MQ-9 Predator….

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Air Force successfully completes important milestones for AEHF satellite

Posted  May 25, 2012

Following the flawless launch of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite May 4, by the 45th Space Wing at Patrick AFB, Fla., the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the Liquid Apogee Engine phase of orbit raising May 14. During this phase, the LAE and satellite propulsion subsystem performed as expected, and…

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Imaging data needs drive $17 billion remote sensing satellite market

Posted  May 25, 2012

In a new study, “The Market for Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites,” Forecast International projects that the worldwide civil and commercial remote sensing satellite market will be worth $17 billion over the 2012-2021 timeframe. Over that period, some 108 remote sensing satellites will be produced. Demand for remote sensing satellite data continues to increase….

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Knowing common hiring authorities critical in filling civilian positions

Posted  May 25, 2012

As the Air Force continues to reform its hiring processes, hiring managers can make better, timelier decisions when they understand which hiring authorities they should use when recruiting new employees. Hiring appointment authorities provide managers with the legal means to hire employees via a new appointment, transfer or reinstatement. Ensuring managers understand the most frequently…

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Lockheed Martin orbits 100th, 101st commercial geo satellites with successful launch

Posted  May 25, 2012

The 100th and 101st Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary communication satellites have been successfully placed in orbit ...

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Salutes & Awards

SMC commander named AIAA fellow

Posted  May 25, 2012

Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski receives a certificate from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics President Brian Dailey inducting the general as a...

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Four C-17 airlifters delivered to United Arab Emirates in 2011

Posted  May 25, 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered a fifth C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence earlier...

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Boeing delivers Royal Air Force’s 8th C-17

Posted  May 25, 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the United Kingdom’s eighth C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force May 18 during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “I’m honored...

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