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First SBIRS satellite exceeding performance expectations after one year on orbit

Posted June 8, 2012 by

The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite, launched May 7, 2012, is exceeding performance expectations and is on schedule to achieve operational...

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Former AFMC commander named TD White Award winner

Posted November 9, 2012 by Don Branum

A former vice chief of staff and commander of Air Force Materiel Command received the Air Force Academy’s Thomas D. White National Defense Award in a ceremony at the Air Force Academy Oct. 25. Retired Gen. Lester Lyles received the award for his involvement with the president’s Intelligence Advisory Board and the Defense Science Board,…

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Nominations accepted for Portraits in Courage

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Now through May 1, nominations are being accepted and reviewed for Portraits in Courage, Vol. 8. “Portraits in Courage is a Chief of Staff initiative designed to tell airmen’s stories of courage, valor, and heroism. Our Airmen do the impossible every day. These narratives embody our warrior ethos and personify the Air Force Vision. There’s…

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

Posted November 22, 2013 by

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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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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Senior leaders represent base at July 4th events

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

Air Force photograph by Sarah Corrice Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missiles Systems Center commander, and her daughters Jennifer and Laura wave to the crowds during the Huntington Beach...

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Boeing delivers two nanosatellites to U.S. Air Force

Posted December 21, 2012 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has delivered two Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment satellites to the U.S. Air Force that will help assess the value of small satellites in military space operations. Weighing less than 9 pounds each and measuring 30 x 10 x 10 centimeters in size, the nanosats are scheduled to launch on the…

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Boeing selected to build ViaSat-2 satellite

Posted May 17, 2013 by

Boeing has a new satellite customer under a contract to design and deliver one Boeing 702HP high-power spacecraft to ViaSat Inc. in 2016.

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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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Congressman visits SMC

Posted August 31, 2012 by Air Force photograph by Joe Jaurez

Congressman Henry Waxma toured the Schriever Space Complex at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., this past Aug. 6.

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