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2012-10-25 11:20:48

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an $82 million contract to begin initial work on the fifth and sixth geosynchronous (GEO) satellites in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) missile warning constellation. Featuring a mix of GEO satellites, hosted payloads in highly elliptical earth (HEO) orbit, and associated ground hardware and software, the SBIRS program delivers resilient and improved missile warning...

2012-10-25 07:23:05

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is pleased to announce Gen. William L. Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, as the guest speaker for the November session of AFA's 2012 Air Force Breakfast Program. This event will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the Sheraton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. In his position, he is responsible for organizing, equipping, training and maintaining...

2012-07-08 22:20:07

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR): announced today that the ORS-1 satellite has celebrated its first anniversary in space. ORS-1, the first Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) satellite specifically designed to support combatant command operations, was launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility aboard a Minotaur I launch vehicle on June 29, 2011, at 11:09 p.m. EDT. Designed, manufactured, integrated and tested by Goodrich's ISR Systems business...

2012-06-21 02:20:19

MCLEAN, Va., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] today announced it was awarded a task order by the United States Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) - Space Logistics Directorate (SL) to provide consolidated logistics management support (CLMS) in support of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). The single-award task order has a seven-month base period of performance, two option years and a total contract value of...

Secret Military Space Plane Could Be Landing Today
2012-06-15 13:04:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The Air Force is making landing preparations for its super-secret X-37B unmanned space plane at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. According to various media outlets, Air Force officials said depending on weather conditions, the landing for the unmanned space plane could take place on Friday. "The men and women of Team Vandenberg are ready to execute safe landing operations anytime and at a moment's notice," Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, said...

2012-05-01 06:20:24

ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announces the conclusion of the Tactical Satellite-3 (TacSat-3) mission. The Air Force announced on April 30th, 2012, that the satellite deorbited into and burned up in the Earth's atmosphere nearly three years after its May 2009 launch. TacSat-3 was designed for six months of operation, with a goal of one year. Not only did it outlive its design life, it also surpassed its original mission requirements and goals as an experimental...

2012-04-16 06:20:16

CHANTILLY, Va., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) has named retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John T. "Tom" Sheridan as vice president of its National Security Space line of business. General Sheridan retired in August 2011 as the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. He also served as the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, managing the research, design, development, acquisition, and...

2011-11-08 10:48:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What is the foundational role space and cyber play in the nation's defense? How can enhanced air-naval cooperation help counter anti-access threats in peace, crisis and war? Amid a changing strategic environment and continually emerging operational requirements, what should the Air Force be focusing on in the global arena? Come hear military leaders, senior government officials, and academicians address the many challenges that...

2011-10-25 11:37:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly a year, anti-government revolts have been spreading across the Middle East and mass protests became prevalent in the Arab Spring. Such occurrences challenge and could potentially reshape current regional politics and societies. How are these transformations affecting U.S. interests and broader strategic trends in the region? Have these popular uprisings weakened U.S. influence and if so, in what ways? Come hear Dr. Dalia...

2011-09-01 08:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) will be hosting their annual Global Warfare Symposium in Los Angeles, California, from Thursday, November 17 to Friday, November 18, 2011. This year's symposium will be held at a new location, the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. This new location allows the symposium additional space to include more presentations and several break-out sessions. This unique two-day symposium, themed...