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Raytheon Supporting USAF’s GPS III Satellite Launch with GPS OCX; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

During the U.S. Air Force’s launch of the GPS III satellite, Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, supported the launch. The ground system will spend the next 10 days maneuvering the satellite into its final orbit, demonstrating GPS OCX's ability to simultaneously support multiple GPS III spacecraft on-orbit throughout the checkout and calibration process. 

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ULA Successfully Launches GPS III Satellite for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center; Gary Wentz Quoted

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 on August 22 at 9:06 a.m. EDT, ULA announced on Thursday.

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Travis Air Force Deploys FAA-Certified 3D Printer

Travis Air Force Base has fielded an industrial-sized 3D printer to manufacture nonstructural aircraft components. Accredited by the Air Force Advanced Technology and Training Center as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Stratasys F900 3D printer uses Ultem materials to produce plastic parts, the U.S. Air Force said Monday

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Ella Studer, SVP of KBR, Receives ISOA Lifetime Achievement Award; Byron Bright Quoted

KBR announced on Tuesday that Ella Studer, the company’s senior vice president, has received the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments in stability operations and commitment to the ISOA organization. 

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Air Force Holds Survivability Exercise, Tech Demo for Airmen

The U.S. Air Force conducted an exercise to train aircrews in surviving various mission scenarios. Eleven airmen from the Travis Air Force Base tested Somewear Labs-built hotspot devices with combat-configured smartphones while they performed evasion training under the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape program, the service branch said Friday

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Communications Satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on August 8 at 6:13 a.m. EDT.

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch AEHF-5 for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The launch is planned for Aug. 8 at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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