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  • GPS III SV04 Receives Operational Acceptance

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--Global Positioning System III Space Vehicle (SV) 04 received United States Space Force’s Operational Acceptance approval on Dec. 1- marking yet another significant milestone for the GPS III program, Space and Missile Systems Center and USSF. It is the fourth GPS III satellite delivered into the operational constellation in the past 12 months and the second in the past three months. Additionally, this is the first GPS III vehicle delivered to the warfighter through an expedited satellite control authority transfer process, which cuts ten days off the previous operational acceptance timeline.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday gatherings and Suspension of Trusted Traveler Program

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Effective Nov. 25 at 6:00 a.m. PDT, leadership from the Space and Missile Systems Center and the 61st Air Base Group will update the local health protection condition (HPCON) from “Bravo” to “Charlie.”
  • Winners Announced for US/UK Partnered International Space Pitch Day

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.- U.S Space Force’s Space And Missile Systems Center, (SMC) along with its partners have announced the winners of International Space Pitch Day (ISPD).
  • U.S. Ally Set to Get Modern Military GPS User Equipment

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Production Corps achieved a major milestone on Sept 30 when the Global Positioning System (GPS) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office received its first Military Code (M-Code) capable Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) order from Germany.
  • U.S. Space Force and Space and Missile Systems Center successfully launches NROL-101 mission

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The U.S. Space Force and the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise successfully launched the National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL)-101 mission aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V-531 rocket at 5:32 p.m. EDT Friday evening from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex-41 in Florida.
  • MGUE Increment 2 Contracts Awarded to Rockwell Collins, L-3 and Raytheon

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center competitively awarded the Military Global Positioning System User Equipment (MGUE) Increment (Inc) 2 Miniature Serial Interface (MSI) with Next-Generation Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) to Rockwell Collins, Inc.; L3 Technologies; and Raytheon Technologies. The three MSI contracts are valued at $552 million, and will be executed as Middle Tier Acquisition rapid prototyping efforts. The first delivery is scheduled for early fiscal year 2026.
  • Raymond document outlines Space Force’s management practices, priorities, and identity

    Chief of Space Operations, Gen. John Raymond, unveiled Nov. 9 a seminal document that aims to cement the new service’s purpose and identity while also outlining specific management principles for guiding the Space Force’s development, future and success.
  • SMC and its Partners Successfully Launch Fourth GPS III Satellite

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The U.S. Space Force, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and its mission partners successfully launched the fourth Global Positioning Systems (GPS) III satellite at 6:24 p.m. EST, Nov. 5 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Lockheed Martin-built satellite was carried to orbit aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
  • 46th Annual AFA Salute to SMC

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Members of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and the 61st Air Base Group gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of fifteen recipients during the 46th annual Air Force Association Salute to SMC, here.
  • SMC installation changes to HPCON Bravo

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Effective Oct. 19, leadership from the Space and Missile Systems Center and the 61st Air Base Group have updated the local health protection condition (HPCON) from “Charlie” to “Bravo.”
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