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First Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers To Become Space Force Guardians Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers To Become Space Force Guardians2021-07-08T12:00:00Z Force No Explain.jpg, Force No Explain.jpg Force No Explain.jpg<div class="ExternalClassF49B5E1F65B74BD0BA84DECC975058A4">Well I think this is really big news!! So far, the Space Force has been made of Air Force transferees--about 5,200 of them. For the first time, 50 active-duty volunteers from the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps have been selected to become Space Force Guardians. More than 3,700 soldiers, sailors, and marines submitted applications to compete. After this initial group of 50, approximately 350 more will be selected to transfer. This is tough competition. <a href="">Click here to see the article.</a></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/First-Marines,-Sailors,-and-Soldiers-To-Become-Space-Force-Guardians
FY22 Space Force Budget Proposal Space Force Budget Proposal2021-06-30T12:00:00Z Force No Explain.jpg, Force No Explain.jpg Force No Explain.jpg<div class="ExternalClassD2AA096DD99C4231AA0A1A7B083BAB59">The Space Force’s FY22 budget proposal is $17.4 billion which is a 13.1% increase from FY 2021. Additionally, the Space Force would grow by 1,966 to 8,400 Guardians resulting from mission transfers from the Air Force, Army, and Navy. The Space Force’s RDT&E budget increases to a total request of $11.3 billion, which is a $725 million increase compared to FY21. In addition to growth in classified programs, the proposal funds the Next-Gen Overhead Persistent Infrared missile warning system with an additional $132 million. This system creates a resilient network when combined with the geosynchronous satellites and associated ground systems to increase missile warning and defense, battlespace awareness, and technical intelligence. The Space Force’s procurement budget will grow by $456 million to procure National Security Space Launch Vehicles which provide assured access to space for the nation’s warfighting and intelligence satellites. It also procures GPS III Follow-on Space Vehicles that provide new capabilities, including a spot beam that offers an anti-jam improvement 100 times greater than current encrypted military code.</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/FY22-Space-Force-Budget-Proposal
Space Force Stands Up New "Space Safari" Program Office Force Stands Up New "Space Safari" Program Office2021-06-30T12:00:00Z Force No Explain.jpg, Force No Explain.jpg Force No Explain.jpg<div class="ExternalClass2E10B9CAD10B4A32866BE2789D163FDF"><p>Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), recently announced the establishment of the Space Safari Program Office. Space Safari responds to high-priority, urgent space needs by rapidly acquiring, integrating and executing missions in support of USSPACECOM requirements and other combatant commander needs. These missions are not typically a part of an enduring program of record, but respond to high priority needs to deploy space systems quickly to respond to emerging threats. As a high-speed integrator for specialized space missions, Space Safari operates with a unique mission focus, rapidly connecting space vehicles, specialized payloads, launch campaigns and ground systems, all while coordinating with the operational community and end-users. Similar to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Big Safari office, Space Safari uses mature technology and existing production lines to quickly repurpose and integrate space assets from multiple organizations. Space Safari is teaming with multiple mission partners including SMC’s Launch Enterprise Directorate, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, the operational space community and numerous other Government and industry partners.<br> <br> An example of what Space Safari is trying to accomplish was the Space Force's first tactically responsive launch mission on June 13, 2021. Tactically responsive launch, as a concept, seeks to introduce speed, agility, and flexibility into the launch enterprise in order to respond to dynamic changes in the space domain or an operational theater and insert or replace assets on orbit much faster than standard timelines to meet emerging combatant command requirements. The U. S. Space Force successfully launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) mission on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 4:11 a.m. EDT, delivering a technology demonstration satellite to Low Earth Orbit. Pegasus, the world’s first privately-developed commercial space launch vehicle, is an air-launched threestaged rocket carried aloft by Northrop Grumman’s specially modified “Stargazer” L-1011 aircraft. Shortly after its release from Stargazer, at approximately 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Pegasus ignited its first stage, beginning its successful flight carrying TacRL-2 to its intended orbit. The TacRL-2 mission was executed by the Small Launch and Targets Division within the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise, in partnership with SMC’s Space Safari Office, and launched a satellite built and operated by the Air Force Research Laboratory and Space Dynamics Laboratory.</p></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Space-Force-Stands-Up-New-"Space-Safari"-Program-Office
First Use Of Reused Rocket For DoD Mission Use Of Reused Rocket For DoD Mission2021-06-30T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass40321B8ADC1E46E98920623E4B79B28A">For the first time, the Space Force took advantage of a reused rocket--resulting in big savings!!<br> <br> Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners successfully launched the fifth Global Positioning Systems (GPS) III Space Vehicle at 12:09 p.m. EDT (9:09 am. PDT) June 17 from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The Lockheed Martin-built satellite was carried to orbit aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) Falcon 9 launch vehicle, previously used in a GPS launch last November, marking the first National Security Space Launch to use a reusable booster. The GPSIII reuse/recovery missions are saving the government a total of $64.5 million. <br> <br> GPS III SV05 is the 24th Military Code (M-Code) satellite to join the current GPS constellation comprised of 31-operational spacecraft, the last required for M-Code Full Operational Capability. M-Code in the newest generation of GPS satellites, brings new capabilities to users, delivering positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) information with three times the accuracy and up to eight times the anti-jamming capability than its predecessor. SV05 augments a GPS III constellation that broadcasts a new civilian signal called L1C, which is easier to acquire, allows for ionospheric corrections, and improves reception in cities and remote areas.</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/First-Use-Of-Reused-Rocket-For-DoD-Mission

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