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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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NRO mission launches

Posted  July 6, 2012

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 9:15 a.m., EDT, June 29 with a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. The launch is the third of four launches for the NRO this year and the second launch for the…

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Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach welcomes new commanding officer

Posted  July 6, 2012

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach and Navy Munitions Command CONUS West Division sailors, civilians and guests celebrated a traditional change of command ceremony June 22. Capt. Tripp Hardy...

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Northrop Grumman’s Modular Space Vehicle completes CDR process, moves program to manufacturing phase

Posted  July 6, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has just finished conducting a two-day Spacecraft Baseline Interim Design Review, successfully completing the Spacecraft Bus Critical Design Review process for the Modular Space Vehicle program. This review moves work on this next-generation spacecraft design to the fabrication stage. The company’s spacecraft design for the MSV program is the…

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SMC marks 58th birthday

Posted  July 6, 2012

The Space and Missile Systems Center’s youngest officer, civilian and enlisted airman are joined by Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, SMC commander, Douglas Loverro, SMC executive director, and...

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Northrop Grumman Foundation launches STEM Flixâ„¢

Posted  June 22, 2012

Young people nationwide will get a fun-filled and entertaining lesson in science, technology, engineering and mathematics when they head to the theaters and online this summer, thanks to the Northrop Grumman...

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2012 Global Product Data Interoperability Summit announced

Posted  June 22, 2012

Boeing and Northrop Grumman will hold their fourth joint Global Product Data Interoperability Summit Nov. 12-15, at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos in Chandler, Ariz. The theme of this year’s summit is “Product Data Quality Integrated Throughout the Value Stream.” The summit has become the premier event for industry professionals concerned with interoperability issues that…

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Boeing FAB-T demonstrates communications with on-orbit AEHF satellite

Posted  June 22, 2012

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has successfully demonstrated end-to-end communication using a terminal from the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals system and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite. This first on-orbit test with the AEHF SV-1 satellite accomplished both extended-data-rate and low-data-rate communications using the FAB-T system. “This critical test used an on-orbit satellite,…

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Original 1972 space shuttle mock-up to emerge

Posted  June 22, 2012

Just when it seemed all the space shuttles had been doled out to museums for display, it turns out there’s one more – sort of. A full-size mock-up built in 1972 by the shuttle contractor Rockwell has for years been under wraps in a dark and empty warehouse in Downey, Calif., a southeast Los Angeles…

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Seal Beach opens new energy efficient training building

Posted  June 22, 2012

Base and Marine Corps staff celebrated the grand opening of a new energy efficient office and training building aboard Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., June 14. The new building is designed to be certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards through the use of sustainable materials, incorporating energy and water efficiency, on-site…

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Nominations open for 64th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award

Posted  June 22, 2012

Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 64th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The award is sponsored by the George Washington University, in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission. It honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government. Nominations are open to federal employees and…

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