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  • SMC sets new standard of success for acquisition and operations of SensorSat

    The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS)-5 satellite, also known as SensorSat, will reach Full Operational Capability declaration later this year. Marking a significant milestone of success for the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and the 18th Space Control Squadron, ORS-5 will continue to expand Space Domain
  • Air Force officer’s career is out of this world

    Lighting up the pre-dawn skies over Florida’s Space Coast, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket, carrying the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, lifted off from Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Aug. 8.Numerous teams and partnerships
  • Launch Complex-46: Facility gets a new mission during SMC’s “Summer of Launch 2019” campaign

    On the pointy end of Cape Canaveral at Latitude 28°27′30″N and Longitude 80°31′42″W stands Launch Complex-46, site for NASA’s July 2 Ascent Abort (AA)-2 test flight.LC-46, the easternmost launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, was last used on Aug. 26, 2017 to support the Operationally Responsive Space-5 launch for U.S. Air Force Space
  • Sitting in the middle of Space History

    When Lt. Col. Ryan Rose sits at her console July 2 supporting NASA’s Ascent Abort (AA)-2 flight test from Launch Complex-46, she’ll be situated right smack in the middle of 50 years of space history — the Hangar AE Control Center.As a member of the AA-2 mission’s senior management team with NASA and contractors, Rose will be the senior Space and
  • Space and Missile Systems Center prepares for July 2 flight test of NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 mission

    NASA, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force and its industry partners, is preparing to launch the Ascent Abort-2 mission on July 2 from Space Launch Complex-46 at 7 a.m. Eastern (4 a.m. Pacific) July 2 from Space Launch Complex-46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Rocket Systems Launch Program
  • SMC, Its Partners Work Together to bring AEHF-4 capabilities to Warfighter

    The Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)-4 satellite, transferred control from the Space and Missile Systems Center out of Los Angeles Air Force Base, California to the 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado on May 3, one month ahead of schedule. Due to higher than predicted performance of the thrusters, as well as