45th Space Wing Fact Sheets

This page highlights Space Launch Delta 45.

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Space Launch Delta 45

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Wing Leadership: The 45th Space Wing is commanded by Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Purdy Jr.

The wing is organized into four groups to accomplish its mission:

- Safety: Conducts mission assurance on launch vehicle and spacecraft processing from flight hardware arrival through launch.
-Operations: Operates and maintains the Eastern Range assets and is responsible for airfield operations, weather and communication support.
-Installation Support: Provides support through various functions to the people and mission.
-Medical Group: Provides medical, dental, environmental and public health services.


At a Glance:
Commander:  Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Purdy Jr.
Number of Personnel: 15,537
Annual Payroll: $371.6 million
Number of Indirect Jobs Created: 4,229
$ Value of Jobs Created: $194.6 million
Annual Expenditures: $461 million
Total Economic Impact (FY16):  $1,027 million

Fleet: Atlas V, Delta IV, Falcon 9
Satellites Processed: GPS, WGS, AEHF, MUOS, SBIRS
Eastern Range Size: 15 million square miles
Next Scheduled Launch: www.patrick.af.mil

Tenants/Mission Partners
Space Launch Delta 45 has more than 30 major mission partners and tenants at Patrick SFB and Cape Canaveral SFS, including:
-Defense Equality Opportunity Management Institute
-Air Force Technical Applications Center
-National Aeronautics and Space Administration
-Naval Ordnance Test Unit
-920th Rescue Wing, Air Force Reserve Command
-Joint STARS Test Force
-Department of State INL Air Wing
-Air Force Office of Special Investigations
-333rd Recruiting Squadron
-American Red Cross

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(Current as of May 2021)