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  • 45th Space Wing carries out successful launch while Irma looms off coast

    Less than one year after Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, took a hit from Hurricane Matthew, the Sharks once again found themselves in a similar situation with one major twist.  This time as Hurricane Irma barred down on the Florida coast Sept. 7, the 45th Space Wing had a launch to perform. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle was due for its first
  • 45th Space Wing launched 5th Orbital Test Vehicle Mission

    The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, 2017, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. At approximately eight minutes after the launch, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first-stage booster at Landing Zone 1 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.    The Falcon 9 rocket carried
  • 45th SW supports SpaceX’s CRS-10 launch

    The 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of a Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft headed to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center February 19 at 9:39 a.m. ET.  The U.S. Air Force has been breaking barriers since 1947 and with the successful demonstration of a new Autonomous Flight Safety
  • 45th Space Wing successfully launches Falcon 9 ABS/Eutelsat-2

     The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 ABS/Eutelsat-2 launch June 15, 2016, at 10:29 a.m. ET from Launch Complex 40 here.The Falcon 9 rocket is carrying the Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS 2A communications satellites. Eutelsat 117 West B will provide Latin America with video, data, government and mobile services
  • 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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