• SSC Rallied Cyber Experts at 3rd Annual Virtual Cyber Expo

    SSC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein and SSC/S6/CIO Col. Albert Olagbemiro kicked off the two-day event, now in its third year, and welcomed presenters including Lauren Knausenberger, U.S. Air Force CIO, and Peter Newton, Fortinet’s Senior Director of Products and Solutions. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from cyber experts from military and civilian U.S. government, the space industry and commercial sector, and academic institutions who led cyber-related discussions ranging from intelligence support in the fields of space acquisitions and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) to implications of remote work and collaboration capabilities.
  • SSC Next-Gen OPIR Block 0 GEO Program completes System CDR

    The Space Systems Command (SSC) successfully conducted a major design review for the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) program, holding its Block 0 Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) System Critical Design Review (CDR) Oct. 26-28, 2021.
  • SSC returns for Hack-A-Sat 2

    Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Space Enterprise Corps Special Program Directorate’s (SSC/ECZ) satellite and ground system experts along with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate team is once again gearing up for the second Hack-A-Sat satellite challenge event during the final upcoming competition on Dec. 11, 2021.
  • USSF’s EPS-R Program on Schedule for Historic Polar Mission

    A unique partnership with Norway and the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command will extend satellite communications for U.S. polar forces and save taxpayers millions of dollars.
  • Vandenberg Fire Department aids during Alisal Fire

    The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department provided assistance to contain the Alisal Fire which started Oct. 11, 2021, at Los Padres National Forest in Goleta, Calif. The fire consumed approximately 17,000 acres of land, leading to the evacuation of hundreds of nearby residents and ranchers.
  • Air Force Materiel Command reaches IOC as servicing major command for Space Force

    The Air Force Materiel Command declared Initial Operational Capability for its support to the U.S. Space Force on Oct. 1, 2021. The IOC milestone means AFMC is well on its way to fully supporting the Space Force as its Servicing Major Command for Space Force-assigned Airmen.
  • SSC Data-Management Software Plays Critical Role in SDA, Afghanistan Airlift

    Sophisticated data management and analytic software programs are not only enhancing Space Systems Command’s (SSC) ability to carry out its Space Domain Awareness mission, but also have been leveraged to provide a rapid response to humanitarian crises across the globe. “Data is the life blood of our digital force and our commercial partners have a lot that they can offer,” said Col. Jennifer M. Krolikowski, senior materiel leader for SSC Enterprise Corps’ West Coast data/cyber coding factory serving the United States Space Force (USSF). “These commercial solutions allow us to go faster which ultimately helps us turn that data into knowledge to drive decision-making.”
  • AWC’s first visit to SSC

    Space Systems Command welcomed students from the Air War College’s West Space Seminar, Oct. 7, 2021.
  • VCSO visits SSC, shares vision for new field command

    U.S. Space Force Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David D. Thompson met with Guardians and Airmen during his visit to Space Systems Command Oct. 4, marking his first visit to SSC since its activation.