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About Space Systems Command

 
Space Systems Command (SSC), headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is responsible for developing, acquiring, equipping, fielding, and sustaining lethal and resilient space capabilities for warfighters. As part of fielding, the command will be responsible for launch operations, on-orbit checkout, developmental testing, sustainment and maintenance of military satellite constellations and other Department of Defense space systems. 
 
SSC will also provide select administrative and integration support to the Space Rapid Capabilities Office at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, which is currently a direct reporting unit to the Chief of Space Operations. The Space Rapid Capabilities Office will receive their acquisition authorities from the Service Acquisition Executive. 

As of August 2021, the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has officially been redesignated as SSC, the re-alignment of the space launch mission and launch bases to SSC, and establishes SSC as the U.S. Space Force’s lead interface with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Since its inception in 1954, SMC has been the world’s premier center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining unparalleled military space systems.  Bringing together the aforementioned elements to create SSC and stand up the U.S. Space Force's Field Command for space acquisitions will synergize the Field Command, and poise it to continue successfully providing an unmatched and accelerated asymmetric advantage to our warfighters – ensuring the United States’ dominance in every domain.
 
Patrick Space Force Base - Space Launch Delta 45
The 45th Space Wing is commanded by Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Purdy Jr and is organized into four groups to accomplish it's mission. The Launch Group conducts mission assurance on launch vehicle and spacecraft processing from flight hardware arrival through launch. The Operations Group operates and maintains the Eastern Range assets and responsible for airfield operations, weather and communication support. The Mission Support Group provides support through various functions to the people and mission. The Medical Group provides medical, dental, environmental and public health services.

Vandenberg Space Force Base - Space Launch Delta 30
Space Launch Delta 30, Vandenberg's host unit, supports West Coast launch activities for the Air Force, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, national programs and various private industry contractors. The Wing supports the processing and launch of a variety of expendable vehicles including Atlas V, Delta IV, Delta II, Pegasus, Minotaur, Taurus and Falcon. The Wing also supports Force Development and Evaluation of all intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test and operations.