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United Launch Alliance successfully launches second Space-Based Infrared System satellite to orbit for the U.S. Air Force

Posted March 22, 2013 by

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the second Space-Based Infrared System GEO-2 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:21 p.m., EDT, March 19 from Space Launch Complex-41.

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Northrop Grumman, ATK complete primary mirror backplane support wing assemblies for Webb telescope

Posted March 15, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Technicians complete the primary mirror backplane support structure wing assemblies for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope at ATK’s Space Components facility in Magna, Utah. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman and teammate ATK have completed the fabrication of the primary mirror backplane support structure wing assemblies for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope….

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Northrop Grumman names VP of engineering, global product Development

Posted March 15, 2013 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced March 8 that it has appointed Peggy Nelson vice president of engineering and global product development for its Aerospace Systems sector. In this role, Nelson will lead a sectorwide effort to deliver more reliable, sustainable and affordable products for Northrop Grumman customers. Nelson comes to the position from…

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Airman of the Year receives local city’s certificate of recognition

Posted March 15, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Joe Juarez SrA. Levi Mburu (left) receives a certificate of recognition from Hermosa Beach Mayor, Patrick Bobko, during a council meeting March 12, 2013. Mburu was selected as the Airman of the Year for Los Angeles Air Force Base, home of the Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, Calif.

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SMC commander addresses base

Posted March 11, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Joe Juarez Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, SMC commander, addresses the base work force, Feb. 28. The general spoke about the state of SMCís commitments and addressed the fiscal year 2013 budget uncertainty.

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SMC annual award winners announced

Posted March 11, 2013 by Alicia Garges

Air Force photograph by Jim Gordon The SMC Annual Award winners pose for a group photo at the Awards Banquet, March 1. The Space and Missile Systems Center annual awards were presented at a March 1 banquet on base. Awards were presented in 15 individual and team categories. In base-wide message announcing the winners, Maj….

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Teams, individuals lose pounds participating in challenge

Posted March 11, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Joe Juarez Individual and team biggest loser challenge winners who lost a total of approximately 100 pounds are announced at the Health and Wellness Center, Feb. 28. Pictured from left to right are: Senior Master Sgt. Jeremy Carney, Graciela Rodriguez, John Jones, Airman First Class Jourdan Varquera, Lt. Jeffrey Campeau, Lisa…

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POW recalls ‘hidden treasure’ in lessons learned

Posted March 1, 2013 by Amber Baillie

Courtesy photograph Retired Col. Lee Ellis, a prisoner of war who spent five and a half years in the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War, spoke at the Air Force Academy’s National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 21-22, 2013. A prisoner of war held in the “Hanoi Hilton” for five and a half years shared…

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Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles Kings light the lamp for STEM education curing National Engineers Week

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Los Angeles Kings television color commentator Jim Fox skates with a student at Northrop Grumman’s “Science of Hockey” event held Feb. 22 during National Engineers Week in El Segundo, Calif. Using Newton’s three laws of motion to explain how hockey players are able to quickly stop and pass the puck, shoot a…

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Lockheed Martin powers on the first GPS III satellite

Posted March 1, 2013 by

The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Forceís next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has turned on power to the system module of the programís first spacecraft, designated GPS III Space Vehicle One (SV-1). The milestone is a key indication the team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch availability…

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