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Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 29, 2018. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This unmanned mission brought supplies and instruments as well as a floating robotic head called CIMON, which stands for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Cathleen Snow) 301st Rescue Squadron supports SpaceX resupply rocket launch
Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 29, 2018. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth commercial resupply services mission lifting off at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 29
On this look Around the Air Force, an Air Force astronaut prepares for six months on the International Space Station, Space X is awarded a launch contract, and Romanian Airmen graduate from the Senior NCO Academy. Hosted by Airman First Class Marqus Williams.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo 45th SW supports successful Atlas V launch of AFSPC-11 mission
The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the AFSPC-11 spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station April 14, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 7
On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein discusses national defense strategy, and Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, supported the launch of an Atlas V rocket. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jevon Smith.
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2018
SBIRS GEO Flight 4 Launch SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Successfully Launched
The Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 7:48 p.m. EST, Jan 19, 2018.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Capt. Greg Carter, a deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, launches a simulated Minuteman III missile aboard a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury during Glory Trip 220 above the Pacific Ocean, April 25, 2017. Glory Trip is an operational test launch which continues a long history of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., used to verify, validate and improve the capability of the nation’s ICBM force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes) AF awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system
The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts of about $81 million each were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Littleton, Colorado, and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force preparing to launch fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission
The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is undergoing final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The OTV is scheduled to launch on Sept. 7, 2017, onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Aug. 4
On this look around the Air Force, senior leaders release new priorities, F.E. Warren AFB Airmen launch a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and the Secretary of the Air Force discusses space funding at an Air Force Association dinner.
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2017
The Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 lands at NASA 's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, Fla., May 7, 2017. Managed by the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, the X-37B program is the newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft that performs risk reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 lands at Kennedy Space Center
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 (OTV-4), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility May 7, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: April 28
On this look around the Air Force, two F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time, Global Strike Command Airmen test launch a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, and the 500,000th person has graduated from the Community College of the Air Force. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Traci Keller.
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2017
A South Korean airman assists with decontamination operations during the South Korea/U.S. combined chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear field training exercise at Daegu Air Base, April 20, 2017. The exercise was coupled with the U.S./South Korea combined airfield damage repair exercise and included classroom study as well as detection and decontamination scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley) F.E. Warren tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg
A combined team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test re-entry vehicle April 26, 2017, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
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2017
Second Lt. Chris Davis, the 321st Missile Squadron deputy missile combat crew commander, and 1st Lt. Paul Lee, the 321st MS missile combat crew commander, simulate key turns of the Minuteman III weapon system during a Simulated Electronic Launch-Minuteman test inside the launch control center at a missile alert facility in the 90th Missile Wing's missile complex, Neb., April 11, 2017. The 90th MW contributes to the nation's strategic defense by sustaining and operating 150 Minuteman III ICBMs and the associated launch facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) 90th MW provides unwavering nuclear deterrence
The 90th Missile Wing conducted a successful Simulated Electronic Launch-Minuteman test here April 10-12, 2017. The SELM demonstrates the wing’s capability to provide unwavering nuclear deterrence for the nation.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 21
On this look around the Air Force, the ninth wide band global SATCOM spacecraft launched, DBIDS gets an upgrade, and the Reutilization Program saves millions of dollars.
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2017
The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of the EchoStar XXIII spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center March 16 at 2 a.m. EDT. (Courtesy photo/SpaceX webcast) 45th SW supports successful Falcon 9 EchoStar XXIII launch
The 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of the EchoStar XXIII spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center March 16, 2017.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with an Iridium NEXT satellite launches from Space Launch Complex-4, Jan. 14, 2017, Vandenberg Air Force Base Calif. Iridium NEXT will replace the world’s largest commercial satellite network of low-earth orbit satellites in what will be one of the largest “tech upgrades” in history. With multiple organizations working toward the same goal of mission success, strong working relationships among organizations are paramount. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released) Falcon 9 launches from Vandenberg AFB
Members of Vandenberg Air Force Base, alongside SpaceX and Iridium partners, recently launched the Iridium NEXT satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4, here, Jan. 14.
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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Dec. 20
On this look around the Air Force, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is crippled by airstrikes, the 45th Space Wing launches a satellite which will increase internet speed and other satellites that will measure ocean surface winds.
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2016
The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. ET. (Courtesy photo by ULA) 45th SW supports successful Atlas V GOES-R launch
The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Nov. 19.
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The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the OSIRIS REx spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here September 8 at 7:05 p.m. ET. This is the first U.S. mission that will travel to near-Earth asteroid Bennu to collect surface samples. As planned, the spacecraft will reach its asteroid target in 2018 and return a sample to Earth in 2023, according to NASA. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance) 45th SW supports NASA’s successful launch
The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Ex) spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Sept. 8.
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The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch Aug. 14, 2016, at 1:26 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. A combined team of military, government civilians and contractors from across the 45th Space Wing supported the mission with weather forecasts, launch and range operations, security, safety and public affairs. The wing also provided its vast network of radar, telemetry and communications instrumentation to facilitate a safe launch on the Eastern Range. (Photo/SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket, commo satellite successfully launched
The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Aug. 14.
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