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  • Space Systems Command Volunteers Share Excitement of Space with CCUSD Students

    CULVER CITY, Calif. – The rockets, constructed from paper and tape, were named “The Corgi” “Moon” “The Banana” “Cuphead”  “The Floral Eclipse” “Cole” “Space Sunsets” and “Hot Tocket” and flew up to 100 feet into the air. But the fifth grade students at El Rincon Elementary School cheered as loudly as if they had actually launched a Falcon 9 rocket
  • The Fight is on at Space Systems Command

    Over the past several months, SSC leadership has worked closely with USSF’s Chief of Space Operations and joint force leaders to design a new mission-focused organizational structure with SSC Program Executive Officers (PEOs) focused on the lifecycle of U.S. space mission capabilities. This gives the program managers the responsibility, accountability, and authority for a capability throughout its lifecycle, something that wasn’t possible when mission sets were previously being performed in multiple offices.
  • Spring is on its way!

    This spring the Air Force Safety Center introduces the #DAFRider video series giving riders another avenue to acquire skills, learn standards and build the rider mentality. The series is intended to help motorcycle riders with lessons learned and illicit ideas on riding topics to highlight throughout the year. Being prepared is half the battle when it comes to riding motorcycles or spring safety.
  • USSF, USC Sign MOU Establishing University Partnership Program

    Lt. Gen. Michael A. Guetlein, commander of USSF’s Space Systems Command, joined USC President Carol Folt at USC’s University Park Campus for the signing. Other Space Systems Command attendees included Brig. Gen. D. Jason Cothern, SSC vice commander; CMSgt. Willie H. Frazier II, SSC senior enlisted leader; Natalie Riedel, director of contracting; Col. Robert Long, commander of Space Launch Delta 30 at Vandenberg Space Force Base; and Roberta Ewart, Chief Scientist.
  • Decreasing injuries is the goal

    What is safety? Safety is the state of being safe or not being dangerous or harmful; freedom from harm or danger or a safe place according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the Oxford dictionary gives its definition as the state of being safe and protected from danger or harm.
  • SBIRS GEO-5 achieves Operational Acceptance

    The Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit - Satellite #5 (SBIRS GEO-5) was formally transferred from Space Systems Command (SSC) to Space Operations Command (SpOC) on Feb. 4, 2022 during an Operational Acceptance ceremony. “The addition of the SBIRS GEO-5 satellite will ensure that the United States will continue to deliver
  • Space Systems Command’s Col “Rhet” Turnbull Shares an inside look at the Space Domain Awareness Mission

    Space Systems Command (SSC) is supporting the analysis of recent global events including the Russian Anti-Satellite this past November and the Chinese satellite that towed a defunct navigation satellite out of geostationary orbit last week. Col. “Rhet” Turnbull, director of SSC’s Cross Mission Ground and Communications Enterprise, shares why and how SSC’s advancements in Space Domain Awareness (SDA) are vital to national defense from adversarial threats.
  • Wideband Global Satellite Communications Program completes major milestone in development of WGS-11+ Satellite and Ground System

    Space Systems Command’s  Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)-11+ program successfully completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) evaluating against requirements to ensure optimal capability is delivered to the warfighter. The program maintains an aggressive five-year schedule poised to deliver six months faster than legacy WGS satellites. Delivering complex
  • Weather Wing provides solution to Guardians

    Airmen from the 2d Combat Weather Systems Squadron traveled to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, Jan. 17 – 21 to install a Portable Doppler Radar or PDR weather system to assist Guardians with space launch operations.The PDR was installed to prevent a gap in environmental data coverage while the 45th Weather Squadron’s WSR-88D Radar is
  • Modernizing Space Domain Awareness with ATLAS: Advanced Tracking and Launch Analysis System

    LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Space Command and Control (Space C2) program recently awarded a $49.7 million delivery order on the Starfleet Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to L3Harris for development of the Advanced Tracking and Launch Analysis System (ATLAS).ATLAS is being developed by
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