space and missile systems center news

  • SMC and SES Company completes test of PTW over SES’s O3b MEO Constellation

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) successfully tested the Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW) over SES’s O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications constellation, during the period of Nov. 2-6, 2020.
  • LDPE-1 SV safely arrives in Florida for February launch

    CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) successfully delivered the Long Duration Propulsion ESPA - 1 (LDPE-1) space vehicle, to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida on Dec 7, 2020. LDPE-1 is the first of two spacecraft on the Space Test Program 3 (STP-3) mission, slated to launch on February 26, 2021.
  • USSF launches NRO payload aboard a ULA Delta IV Heavy Launch Vehicle

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Enterprise team and partners successfully launched the National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL)-44 mission at 8:09 p.m. EDT Dec. 10 from the newly rechristened Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Launch Complex-37 in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket.
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