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  • 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.
  • SBIRS GEO-6 Space Vehicle completes production

    Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Production Corps achieved a major milestone with the completion of the final Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite, SBIRS Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO)-6 on Sept. 2 at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California production facility. SBIRS GEO-6 will begin final preparations for a scheduled launch in the first half of 2022 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 421 (four-meter payload fairing, two strap-on solid rocket motors, and one upper stage engine) launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
  • Space Systems Command awards $46.5 million contract for meshONE-Terrestrial

    The U.S. Space Force's Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Cross-Mission Ground & Communications Enterprise (ECX) today awarded a cost-plus fixed fee contract totaling $46.5 million to Sev1Tech LLC of Woodbridge, Virginia. The contract was awarded through the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement for meshONE-T.
  • U.S. Space Force partners with NASA and U.S. Geological Survey on Landsat 9 mission Mission marks 300th Atlas and 2,000th launch since 1958 from Vandenberg

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle, carrying the NASA-U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat 9 Observatory satellite, along with four cubesats from the U.S. Space Force’s Mission Manifest Office, was successfully launched today at 11:12 a.m. from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in northern Santa Barbara County.
  • Army, Navy SATCOM Mission Areas Shifting to U.S. Space Force

    The Chief of Space Operations announced the transfer of Army and Navy satellite communications billets, funding and mission responsibility to the U.S. Space Force.Space Force Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond made the announcement at the Air Force Association meeting in Washington, yesterday. The transfers are scheduled to be effective Oct. 1, 2021, if