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  • SMC Awards SpEC Consortium Manager Agreement to NSTXL

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) competitively awarded the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) consortium manager agreement to National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) on Jan. 15, 2021.
  • 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.
  • SMC selects Consortium Manager for next iteration of SpEC OTA

    The Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) Space Development Corps has selected NSTXL as the Consortium Manager for the next iteration of the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA). Pending a 30 day congressional notification period, SMC plans to award the agreement on Dec. 31, 2020.Dubbed “SpEC Reloaded,” this new
  • SpaceWERX launches during day one of AFWERX Accelerate

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Today AFWERX kicked-off its inaugural Accelerate event with an exciting announcement on the formation of SpaceWERX, a new entity that will focus on technologies for the United States Space Force. “As we approach the first anniversary of our newest Service, the United States Space Force, we also
  • AEHF-6 Satellite Control Authority Transferred to Space Operations Command

    The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Production Corps successfully transferred Satellite Control Authority of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle 6 to Space Operations Command on Oct 29.
  • MCEU Receives Operational Acceptance

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Production Corps achieved a major Global Positioning System milestone on Nov. 18 with the approval for Operational Acceptance of GPS Military-Code (M-Code) Early Use (MCEU).
  • 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.”
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