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SSC Press Releases

MAY 2024

20 MAY 2024 - Space Systems Command awards $37.5 million STRATFI contract to Starfish Space Inc. for Otter satellite augmented maneuver mission


07 MAY 2024 - Space Systems Command’s EPS-R Program Completes Factory Confidence Test




APRIL 2024

29 APRIL 2024 - SSC Next Gen OPIR Polar Program completes Space Vehicle CDR 

26 APRIL 2024 - Space Systems Command Achieves Operational Acceptance of Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Battlespace Awareness Center (OBAC) on Future Operationally


23 APRIL 2024 - US Space Forces Space Systems Command Completes CloudSat Operational Mission


18 APRIL 2024 - Space Systems Command’s Space-Based Infrared System Baseline Release Control Authority Transferred to Space Operations Command


11 APRIL 2024 - Space Systems Command successfully launches next generation WSF-M weather satellite on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California


11 APRIL 2024 - Space Systems Command awards Tactically Responsive Space (TacRS) contracts in support of VICTUS HAZE mission


10 APRIL 2024 - Space Systems Command prepares to launch weather satellite from California


09 APRIL 2024 - Space Systems Command, United Launch Alliance successfully launch final Delta IV Heavy, delivering National Reconnaissance Office mission NROL-70 to orbit


08 APRIL 2024 - Space Systems Command Awards $14.49 Million Space Test Program-S30 Launch Service Task Order to Rocket Lab USA, Inc.




MARCH 2024

15 MAR 2024 - Space Systems Command Issues Solicitation for On-Ramp to OSP-4 Launch Contract

14 MAR 2024 - Space Systems Command prepares NROL-70 mission aboard United Launch Alliance’s last Delta IV Heavy rocket for the National Reconnaissance Office from the East Coast

04 MAR 2024 - Space Systems Command launches EWS Cubesat technical demonstration

 



FEBRUARY 2024

14 FEB 2024 - Space Systems Command successfully launches six satellites for Missile Defense Agency and Space Development Agency on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

14 FEB 2024 - Space Systems Command Prepares to Launch Missile Warning Satellites for the Missile Defense Agency and Space Development Agency

06 FEB 2024 - Space System Command successfully delivers first USSF Weather System Follow-on-Microwave (WSF-M) satellite for March launch




JANUARY 2024
 

DECEMBER 2023

28 DEC 2023 - Space Systems Command and SpaceX successfully launch third NSSL Falcon Heavy mission for the U.S. Space Force

08 DEC 2023 - Space Systems Command, SpaceX ready to launch Next Falcon Heavy mission for U.S. Space Force

 

NOVEMBER 2023

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

 

OCTOBER 2023

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


 

SEPTEMBER 2023

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”


 

AUGUST 2023

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

 

 

FEBRUARY 2023

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
 

 

 

JANUARY 2023

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

NOVEMBER 2022

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



 

OCTOBER 2022


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


 

SEPTEMBER 2022

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

 


 

AUGUST 2022

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


 

FEBRUARY 2022

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



 

JANUARY 2022

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

DECEMBER 2021

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


 

 

NOVEMBER 2021

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


 

 

OCTOBER 2021

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.



 

SEPTEMBER 2021


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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