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SecAF tours KAFB; base sustains national security capabilities during COVID-19
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, May 20-21, 2020, to visit various mission partners, explored active mission sets and get a better understanding of how Team Kirtland has sustained national security capabilities during COVID-19.
Barrett, Raymond speak with U.S. astronaut ahead of historic launch
Marking a milestone in America’s renewed ambitions for space, Department of the Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond, on Thursday spoke with NASA astronaut Bob Behnken whose mission will lift into orbit from U.S. soil for the first time in nine years.
Weather System Follow-on Microwave Program Passes Critical Design Review and Milestone B
The United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M) program achieved two major milestones despite facing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.First, the WSF-M system Critical Design Review completed in April, ensuring that the WSF-M system can meet stated performance requirements within
USSF-7 mission director reflects upon 28.5 year space career
Thirty years ago as an Air Force ROTC cadet at the University of Washington, Col. Shane Clark had no idea how his career would turn out, or the circuitous route he would take to where he is today as mission director for the launch of the U.S. Space Force's USSF-7, and the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle for the Department of the Air Force's Rapid
USSF-7 Mission successfully launched
The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise team and its mission partners successfully launched the USSF-7 mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle for the Department of the Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 501 launch vehicle May 17 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape
Space Force Flag Unveiled at White House
Defense leaders presented the flag of the Space Force to President Donald J. Trump today in the Oval Office. The flag of the newly created armed service will hang alongside those of the other military services at the White House.
Department of the Air Force expands potential basing locations for U. S. Space Command Headquarters
With the establishment of the United States Space Force, the Department of the Air Force, in coordination with the Office of Secretary of Defense, is announcing its revised approach for determining the permanent location of U.S. Space Command headquarters.
USSF and ULA to honor COVID-19 responders with 'America Strong' launch dedication
The U.S. Space Force and United Launch Alliance will honor all front line COVID-19 responders during a launch on May 16th. The launch of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket carrying a US Space Force payload serves as a collaborative salute from the Space Force and ULA to recognize healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Satellite hacking challenge shifts to fully virtual event
The Department of the Air Force and Defense Digital Service (DDS) planned satellite hacking challenge, the Space Security Challenge 2020: Hack-A-Sat, is pivoting to an entirely virtual event. This decision comes after DEF CON 28 formally cancelled in-person events in 2020 due to coronavirus precautions.
The space mission continues during COVID-19; USSF leaders visit VAFB
Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and U.S. Space Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, USSF Senior Enlisted Advisor and USSPACECOM senior enlisted leader, visited different units across Vandenberg Air Force Base, May 6, 2020, to observe how the members of the space community have implemented measures to continue the base’s missions and the Range of the Future initiative while responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic.