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SSC Press Releases


30 NOV 2023 - Space Systems Command, SpaceX prepare to launch third Falcon Heavy with National Security Payload for the U.S. Space Force

27 NOV 2023 - The first Medium Earth Orbit Resilient Missile Warning/Missile Tracking Program successfully completes its critical design review and goes into production

22 NOV 2023 - SSC Awards contract for the Command-and-Control System-Consolidated Sustainment and Resiliency Program

21 NOV 2023 - Three Space Projects Funded in Annual ‘Fight Tonight’ Innovation Competition

14 NOV 2023 - 
SSC Awards Phase 1 FORGE Command and Control Project


31 OCT 2023 - Space Systems Command announces 21 mission assignments for National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Procurement

30 OCT 2023 - Space Systems Command Kicks Off Technology Accelerator Program to Advance Space Domain Awareness

10 OCT 2023 - Space Systems Command now taking applications for Project Apollo to accelerate advances in Space Domain Awareness

06 OCT 2023 - Space Systems Command releases National Security Space Launch Phase 3 Final Requests For Proposals

02 OCT 2023 - Space Systems Command awards Data Exploitation Technology Transition I contract to Lockheed Martin


26 SEP 2023 - Space Systems Command partners with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to ensure software best practices in next-generation protected strategic SATCOM

25 SEP 2023 - Space Systems Command’s New TAP Lab kicks off with Project Apollo to accelerate innovation in space domain awareness

19 SEP 2023 - Space Systems Command awards $25.5 Million Contract to Astroscale U.S. Inc. for advancement of Space Mobility and Logistics capabilities

18 SEP 2023 - Space Mobility Conference returns to SpaceCom |Space Congress 2024

15 SEP 2023 - Space Systems Command Awards $15 Million Contract to ABL Space Systems for Responsive Launch

14 SEP 2023 - Space Systems Command successfully launches VICTUS NOX for U.S. Space Force: Sets new Tacitcally Responsive Space record

10 SEP 2023 - Space Systems Command, National Reconnaissance Office successfully launch joint National Security Space mission aboard United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket 

08 SEP 2023 - UPDATED - - - Space Systems Command, National Reconnaissance Office prepares for 99th National Security Space Launch of key joint satellite aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V 551 rocket, “The Bruiser”


30 AUG 2023 - Space Systems Command Awards $574 Million Ground Based Radar Maintenance and Sustainment Services Contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

25 AUG 2023 - Space Systems Command in partnership with the NRO prepares for 99th National Security Space Launch of key joint satellite aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V 551 rocket 

15 AUG 2023 - Global teams of security researchers compete in first on-orbit hacking competition

02 AUG 2023 - Space Systems Command and Space Norway Complete Enhanced Polar System-Recapitalization Flight One Payload Thermal Vacuum Test


JULY 2023

24 JULY 2023 - Space Systems Command facilitates multiple contract awards for Proliferated Low Earth Orbit Satellite-Based Services

14 JULY 2023 - Space Systems Command Releases National Security Space Launch Phase 3 Draft #2 Request for Proposals

10 JULY 2023 - Hack-A-Sat’s Moonlighter satellite deploys to low earth orbit after last month’s successful launch


JUNE 2023

22 JUNE 2023 - Space Systems Command launches National Reconnaissance Office mission aboard United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket

20 JUNE 2023 - Space Systems Command prepares to launch National Reconnaissance Office mission aboard United Launch Alliance’s next-to-last Delta IV Heavy rocket from the East Coast

12 JUNE 2023 - Space Systems Command successfully launches three satellites for U.S. Space Force from California on SpaceX Transporter-8 mission

10 JUNE 2023 - Space Systems Command, Spaceflight Inc. prepare for West coast launch of three experimental satellites aboard SpaceX Transporter-8 mission

09 JUNE 2023 - Space Systems Command’s Next-Generation Nuclear Detonation Detection System Completes System Requirements Review

08 JUNE 2023 - Space Systems Command assigns 12 missions for National Security Space Launch Phase 2 FY23 Order Year

06 JUNE 2023 - Space Systems Command debuts Commercial Space Marketplace for Innovation and Collaboration

05 JUNE 2023 - Space Systems Command awards its third contract for MEO Epoch 1 Resilient MW/MT satellite program


MAY 2023

25 MAY 2023 -  Space Systems Command Awards $45.5M Launch Service Order to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation for Prototype EWS Mission

17 MAY 2023 - Partnering to Win: Space Systems Command completes final delivery of second U.S. Space Force Hosted Payload to Japan

16 MAY 2023 - Space Systems Command selects Parsons Corporation for MEO missile warning and missile tracking Operations and Integration

11 MAY 2023 -
Space Systems Command Successfully Accepts Delivery of Enhanced Polar System – Recapitalization (EPS-R) Control and Planning Segment

08 MAY 2023 - Space Systems Command strengthens partnerships at 2023 Space Tech Expo

08 MAY 2023 - Space Systems Command Military GPS User Equipment Program Completes Acquisition Baseline Program Milestone

08 MAY 2023 - Draft Released for Space Test Experiments Platform (STEP 2.0) Contract Effort

02 MAY 2023 -
 Evolved Strategic SATCOM Program Uses Innovative Competition to Drive Acquisition of Threat-Focused Software


APRIL 2023

21 APRIL 2023 - Space Systems Command Awards Space Test Program (STP)-S29B Launch Service Task Order to Astra Space, Inc.

21 APRIL 2023 - Space Systems Command Hosts Ceremony Honoring Astronaut & Fighter Pilot Colonel Buzz Aldrin’s Honorary Appointment to Brigadier General

11 APRIL 2023 - 
Space Systems Command Media Roundtable at Space Symposium on April 18


MARCH 2023

31 MARCH 2023 - Space Systems Command Releases Epoch 2 RFI for Second Installment of Missile Warning / Missile Tracking Satellites

27 MARCH 2023 - SBIRS GEO-6 Satellite Control Authority Transferred to Space Operations Command

24 MARCH 2023 - Space Systems Command Awards $900 Million Space Command & Control Data Software Services Contract To 18 Contractors

21 MARCH 2023 - Space Systems Command prepares to launch National Reconnaissance Office mission aboard United Launch Alliance’s next-to-last Delta IV Heavy rocket from the East Coast 

15 MARCH 2023 - Space Systems Command and DoD STP-H9 successfully launched eight experimental payloads to NASA’s ISS

09 MARCH 2023 - Space Systems Command collaborates with NASA to launch Space Test Program-H9 Experiments to the International Space Station

08 MARCH 2023 - Space Systems Command Demonstrates Satellite Anti-Jam Capability



28 FEB 2023 - First On-Orbit Satellite Hacking Competition Opens for Registration

16 FEB 2023 - GPS III SV06 Receives Operational Acceptance

14 FEB 2023 -
Space Systems Command declares final GPS III satellite “Available for Launch” 

06 FEB 2023Space Systems Command successfully launches U.S. Space Force Pathfinder 2 Hosted Payload from CCSFS



26 JAN 2023 - Space Systems Command awards $78 million to Ball Aerospace for second Weather System Follow-on-Microwave Satellite

23 JAN 2022 - Space Systems Command sets new launch record for the U.S. Space Force

18 JAN 2023 - 
 U.S. Space Force successfully launches sixth GPS III satellite on Falcon 9

17 JAN 2023 -  Space Force prepares to launch sixth GPS III satellite

17 JAN 2023 - Space Systems Command delivers first Hosted Payload to Japan in historic U.S. Space Force partnership

15 JAN 2023 - Space Systems Command successfully launches second National Security Space Launch mission for U.S. Space Force on SpaceX Falcon Heavy

06 JAN 2023 - Space Systems Command in final preparations with Virgin Orbit National Systems for upcoming air launch from England aboard “Cosmic Girl” 747 carrier aircraft 

03 JAN 2023 - Space Systems Command Launches EWS cubesat technical demonstration


28 NOV 2022 - Space Systems Command Exercises Contract Option for Three Additional GPS IIIF Satellites

28 NOV 2022 - Space Systems Command’s Missile Track Custody Program Completes Critical Design Review, All Systems Go for Continued Development of Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Sensors

28 NOV 2022 - Final Arctic Protected Satellite Communications Payload Delivered for Integration on International Host Vehicle

18 NOV 2022 -
Space Systems Command Opens the Door for Blue Origin to Provide Future National Security Space Launches

14 NOV 2022 - Next Space Force payload arrives in Florida ahead of January 2023 launch

01 NOV 2022 -  LDPE-2 spacecraft encapsulated, mated to Falcon Heavy rocket for launch Nov. 1



27 OCT 2022 - U.S. Space Force, Space Systems Command poised to launch multiple payloads on first National Security Space Launch mission aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket

26 OCT 2022 - Space Systems Command’s Wide Field of View (WFOV) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) Demonstration Receives “First Light”

25 OCT 2022 - Space security researchers clash for final Hack-A-Sat 3 challenge; Aims to crack on space vulnerability

25 OCT 2022 - Sixth GPS III satellite safely arrives in Florida for January launch 

14 OCT 2022 - Space Force preparing SpaceX Falcon Heavy for National Security Launch



30 SEP 2022 - SSC awards STP-S29A launch service task order to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

30 SEP 2022 - SSC awards space and ground systems task order, launch service task order in support of VICTUS NOX mission

24 SEP 2022 -
U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command successfully launches NRO payload aboard last United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from West Coast

22 SEP 2022 - U.S. Space Force, Space Systems Command prepares to launch NRO payload aboard final United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy from West Coast this weekend

15 SEP 2022 - New Combined Program Office to Enhance U.S. Ability to Prevail Against Threats in Space

08 SEP 2022 -
Space Systems Command Awards $272M contract to non-traditional company SciTec

07 SEP 2022 -  Miniature Serial Interface Program achieves Preliminary Design Review Milestone




30 AUG 2022 - Space Force’s EPS-R Gateway Site Breaks Ground at Clear Space Force Station, Alaska

26 AUG 2022 - 
GPS III Space Vehicle 09 declared “Available for Launch”

25 AUG 2022 - TacRS Reverse Industry Day: Another Successful Event for SSC

04 AUG 2022 - Space Systems Command, United Launch Alliance successfully launches SBIRS GEO-6 National Security Space mission to improve nation's missile warning and space situational awareness



JULY 2022

28 JULY 2022 - SSC hosts a successful Space Domain Awareness Industry Day

26 JULY 2022 - Space Systems Command selects Orion Space Solutions for Tetra-5 Other Transaction Agreement

22 JULY 2022 - Space Systems Command hosts Space Domain Awareness Industry Day

14 JULY 2022 - Space Systems Command awards $147.7 million GPS support contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

12 JULY 2022 - Space Systems Command's Next Industry Day to Highlight Space Domain Awareness

02 JULY 2022 - Space Systems Command successfully air launches seven satellites from Virgin Orbit’s Boeing 747/LauncherOne for the U.S. Space Force

01 JULY 2022 - Space Systems Command successfully launches U.S. Space Force (USSF) - 12 mission



JUNE 2022

28 JUNE 2022 - Space Systems Command and Virgin Orbit National Systems prepare for upcoming Space Test Program launch

23 JUNE 2022 - Space security researchers worldwide qualify for 3rd annual Hack-A-Sat competition

10 JUNE 2022 - Space Systems Command delivers final SBIRS Space Vehicle to Cape Canaveral

08 JUNE 2022 - First Enhanced Polar Systems-Recapitalization payloads delivered  -  Begins integration onto Space Norway’s Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission host space vehicle

07 JUNE 2022 - Space Systems Command partners with Naval Research Laboratory, Virgin Orbit National Systems for historic UK launch coinciding with Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year

03 JUNE 2022 - Space Systems Command plans summer launch for USSF-12

02 JUNE 2022 - Space Systems Command Achieves Milestone in Global Positioning System (GPS) Program’s Enterprise Modernization Effort


MAY 2022

26 MAY 2022 - Space Systems Command Issues Launch Task Orders for FY22 NSS Missions

26 MAY 2022 - SSC CSCO reaches critical milestone for IA-Pre, roll-out begins today

12 MAY 2022 - Space Systems Command Releases TacRS-3 Solicitation on Orbital Services Program 4 (OSP-4) Contract to Emerging Small Launch Providers in Support of the VICTUS NOX Mission


APRIL 2022

22 APR 2022 - SSC Unified Data Library and Space Fence establish Direct Sensor Connection

21 APR 2022 - SSC Awards Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) System Engineering & Integration (SE&I) Follow-on Contract to SAIC

17 APR 2022 - US Space Force, SpaceX successfully launches National Reconnaissance Office mission from California

11 APR 2022 - Space Systems Command prepares to launch NRO mission from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket this week


MARCH 2022

31 MAR 2022 - SSC awards $25 million for enhanced space simulation and astrodynamics training platform

14 MAR 2022 - SSC successfully completes EPS-R CAPS Factory Acceptance Test

01 MAR 2022 - Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Program Selects Mission Payload Suppliers



28 FEB 2022 - SSC EWS Program completes System Final Design Review, selects contractors

23 FEB 2022 - SSC STEM Event Media Advisory

22 FEB 2022 - SSC Awards DARC Site 1 Contract to Northrop Grumman

02 FEB 2022 - Space Systems Command launches NRO payload aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket



26 JAN 2022 - Space Systems Command is Modernizing Space Domain Awareness Capabilities and Begins the Decommissioning of JMS SP-9

21 JAN 2022 -  Space Systems Command successfully launches USSF-8 mission for U.S. Space Force

20 JAN 2022 -  U.S. Space Force, Space Systems Command set to launch next two GSSAP spacecrafts to geosynchronous orbit

13 JAN 2022 - USSF successfully launches 4 satellites from VOX Space 747, demonstrates versatility in payload delivery


22 DEC 2021 - DARC Technology Demonstration test a success

21 DEC 2021 - STP-H7 & H8 successfully launched aboard NASA's SpaceX CRS-24 ISS resupply mission

07 DEC 2021 - Space Systems Command successfully launches Space Test Program-3 mission

06 DEC 2021 - SSC awards contract to PredaSAR for on-orbit hybrid architecture demonstration

03 DEC 2021 - Space Test Program-3 completes roll-out in preparation for Dec. 5 launch




29 NOV 2021 - USSF is partnering with VOX Space for R&D Multi-Satellite launch

22 NOV 2021 - Space Test Program-3 spacecraft encapsulated, mated to Atlas V ahead of Dec. 5 launch

22 NOV 2021 - Space Force conducts successful demonstration launch from Kodiak, Alaska on Astra’s Rocket 3 

17 NOV 2021 - Newly-established Space Systems Command shows off agile chops with Space Safari

10 NOV 2021 - SSC Evolved Strategic SATCOM Program Uses Competition to Drive Threat-Focused Acquisition

08 NOV 2021 - SSC's Unified Data Library participates in Army's Project Convergence




22 OCT 2021 - COSMIC-2 Reaches Full Operational Capability

07 OCT 2021 - Space Enterprise Consortium achieves 600th member milestone; Next General Membership Meeting scheduled for 19 Oct.


21 SEP 2021 - SSC, Boeing demonstrate successful Protected Tactical Waveform test at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory

17 SEP 2021 - USSF conducts MGUE Joint Service demonstration

17 SEP 2021 - Harnessing the power of Data: SSC awards contract to Palantir

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U.S. Space Force reveals official song ©
U.S. Space Force Public Affairs
Video by Staff Sgt. Adam Shanks
Sept. 20, 2022 | 2:27
The U.S. Space Force, the newest military branch established in 2019, has officially adopted its own song titled “Semper Supra” that was unveiled during the 2022 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20.

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