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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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Northrop Grumman completes lunar lander study for Golden Spike Company

Posted  May 10, 2013

Northrop Grumman image This figure shows a preliminary sketch of the minimalist ascent pod with surface habitat concept packaged in a five-meter diameter payload fairing. The pressurized compartments and propellant tanks easily fit in the available space. Ascent thrusters are mounted on outriggers that are folded up to fit in the payload fairing and the…

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Gladiators challenge TCM troops

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Stephanie Rubi Capt. Richard McNell, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing sexual assault response coordinator, jousts against Wolf, American Gladiator, April 2, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Service members were able to compete against American Gladiators in similar games played on the TV show. McNell is deployed from Los Angeles…

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Space

Boeing to build four more Intelsat Epic 702MP satellites

Posted  May 10, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing will build four more 702MP satellites for Intelsat S.A., furthering its role as the initial manufacturer of Intelsatís new high-performance satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicNG. The 702MPs will deliver reliable, affordable and high-capacity data transmission that Intelsat customers can tailor to their needs. “Intelsat became our first customer for the 702MP…

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Health & Safety

Launch, Range team wins Air Force safety award

Posted  May 10, 2013

The Space and Missile Systems Centerís Launch and Range Systems Safety Team is this year’s winner of the Air Force Chief of Safety Space Safety Award. The team was one of two Air Force Space Command-level winners to take the top spot at the Air Force-level. The other team being the Air Force Network Integration…

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Events

Auschwitz survivor speaks

Posted  April 26, 2013

Holocaust Survivor, Regina Hirsch, shares her story of survival at Auschwitz at the Space and Missiles Systems Center’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 17.  

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Motorcycle Safety Day Held

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Van Ha Riders inspect motorcycles during Los Angeles AFBís annual Motorcycle Safety Day, April 15. The event included safety briefings from the Los Angeles County Coronerís Office, Aerospace Motorcycle Club and the Academy of Motorcycle Operation, and a guided mentorship ride.

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Salutes & Awards

NASA announces 2012 small business industry awards

Posted  April 26, 2013

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden April 23 recognized three companies as winners of the agency’s 2012 Small Business Industry Awards. The Small Business Industry Award Program highlights a large business prime contractor, a small business prime contractor and a small business subcontractor for outstanding support to NASA in achieving the agency’s mission during the fiscal year….

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Service members honored at LA Kings game

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Sarah Corrice Service members stand on center ice at the LA Kings hockey game, April 21. Service members were honored as Heroes of the Game prior to the start of the LA Kings vs. Dallas Stars Hockey game at the Staples Center, April 21. The Kings and the USO pay tribute…

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Boeing honors 17 suppliers for exceptional excellence

Posted  April 26, 2013

Boeing honored 16 companies and one university last night with its Supplier of the Year awards, recognizing those organizations’ exceptional performance and contributions to Boeing’s success during 2012. The awards are based on meeting or exceeding quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support and affordability goals, and demonstrating the ability to anticipate and respond to changing requirements….

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Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield

Posted  April 26, 2013

What if scientists and engineers could scavenge energy for warfighters, like bottom feeders scavenge in the ocean? The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, along with the Army science and technology community, is pursuing novel technology aspects of the Army’s Operational Energy Strategy. Energy Scavenging is just one way ARL experts are getting more from…

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