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  • 45 OG Det 3 prepares for human spaceflight return

    When space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-135 mission lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011, emotions were high. A history book, penned by NASA, spanning 30-years of manned space shuttles was now closed. Few were certain when the United States would send an astronaut into space again, if ever. Years have passed and American astronauts have
  • 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 here Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. ET. Once in geostationary orbit, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-R weather and environmental
  • 45th SW supports successful Atlas V MUOS-5 launch

    The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the MUOS-5 spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here June 24, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. ET. The ULA Atlas V rocket is carrying the U.S. Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin.  MUOS is the U.S.
  • 45th SW successfully launches Falcon 9 THAICOM-8

    The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 THAICOM-8 launch today at 5:39 p.m. ET from Launch Complex 40 here. Thaicom PLC's THAICOM-8 satellite will provide Ku-band broadcast and data services to Thailand, Southeast Asia, India and Africa. This is the ninth major launch operation for the Eastern Range this
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