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Space Surveillance Telescope sees first light

In partnership with the Australian Ministry of Defense, the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Surveillance Telescope Program recently achieved “first...

SBIRS GEO-5 Space Vehicle Enters Critical Thermal Vacuum Testing

The Space and Missile Systems Center’s next Space Based Infrared System satellite (SBIRS GEO-5) reached a major milestone on its the road to launch...

Space and Missile Systems Center captain wins USSF-level 2020 Col. Jabara...

Capt. Benjamin Vowell from Space and Missile Systems Center Special Programs has been awarded the U.S. Space Force 2020 Col. Jabara Award for Airmanship...

Four successful women behind Hubble’s achievements

They’ve worked in the deadly vacuum of outer space, appropriated millions of dollars for astronomical research, peered across billions of light-years to determine the...

Mission extension vehicle: Breathing life back into in-orbit satellites

A satellite may be healthy and fully operational, but it can still be retired if its fuel supply has depleted. Once fuel runs dry,...

SNC’s Dream Chaser® spaceplane wings arrive in Colorado

SPARKS, Nev.--Sierra Nevada Corporation, the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, uncrated both wings for its Dream Chaser...

SMC Announces Annual Award Winners

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., announced on April 17 its outstanding military and...

Space Force welcomes first academy graduates to its ranks

Eighty-six graduates from the United States Air Force Academy celebrated receiving their diplomas April 18, 2020, and moved directly into the U.S. Space Force,...

Mars helo attached to NASA’s Perseverance rover

With the launch period of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover opening in 14 weeks, final preparations of the spacecraft continue at the Kennedy Space...

Astronauts return from space station

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan returned to Earth April 17, along with Soyuz Commander Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos....