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  • SLD 45 On-Boards New Launch Partners To Meet Mission Demand

    In the past ten years, there has been a considerable increase in the number of space launches from the Eastern Range (ER). In 2008, seven missions were launched from the ER. Now, in just the first six months of 2022, 27 missions have been launched, establishing an unprecedented launch pace. This increase is due to the rise of new launch providers, rising interest in commercial launches, and decreasing costs to launch from the ER.
  • SLD 45 supports the first National Security Space Launch mission on a Falcon Heavy rocket

    For the first time, Space Launch Delta 45 supported a National Security Space Launch mission carried out on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that launched from Space Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Nov. 1, 2022.
  • Driving the Pace for Space

    In 2017, the ‘Drive to 48’ campaign was a, 45th Space Wing, now known as Space Launch Delta 45, initiative to reach 48 launches in a 12 month time frame from the Eastern Range. In order to accomplish this, the challenge was to launch once a week in order to meet the goal.
  • Achieving the Speed of Need

    Within the early stages of the “space race,” the United States spent years developing and launching rockets and satellites into an uncongested and uncontested space environment. But now, that dynamic has shifted. Due to the advancements in technology and growing competition to dominate this domain, space has become a congested and contested environment. In an effort to maintain its competitive edge in a rapidly evolving sphere, from Sept. 7-9, Space Systems Command conducted its first joint operations Tabletop Exercise (TTX) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., in a newly defined TTX series called Parallax Rising.
  • DOD prohibited substances: Marijuana, CBD and hemp

    The use of marijuana and marijuana-related substances is prohibited by all military service members (active duty, Reserve and Guard members) and Department of Defense civilian employees.
  • 2022 Civil Air Patrol Space Force Operations Academy cadets visit the Space Coast

    On Sunday, July 24, 2022, a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 Starlink satellites soared into the sky as U.S. Space Force Brig. Gen. Stephen Purdy, Space Launch Delta 45 Commander, and 27 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets watched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla. Viewing the 32nd launch of the year kicked-off a week-long tour for the cadets.
  • SLD 45 to support SBIRS GEO-6 launch, last satellite for infrared constellation

    On Thursday morning a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is scheduled to carry the U.S. Space Force’s Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 6 missile warning satellite into space. The satellite, which is the last in the SBIRS GEO constellation, will be launched into space just over a decade since the first SBIRS GEO satellite was launched in May 2011.
  • Space Launch Delta 45 hosts Pitch Day 2022

    Space Launch Delta 45 hosted Pitch Day on June 29, 2022 at the Eastern Florida State College-Melbourne Campus. Pitch Day is hosted to obtain innovative solutions that meet mission needs, close capability gaps, or provide potential technological advancements. It is an opportunity for leadership to access innovative commercial items and technologies or services from industry developers whose intent is to bring cutting edge ideas to the U.S. Space Force and Air Force.
  • ‘Preparation is key’: Emergency management team shares hurricane readiness tips

    It is only a matter of time before a hurricane threatens Patrick Space Force Base or Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and Space Launch Delta 45’s emergency management team wants everyone to be ready when that moment arrives.
  • Patrick SFB joins Eglin and Langley AFB to host BRAVO Hackathon

    More than 140 American citizens from four countries descended upon Patrick Space Force Base for the BRAVO 1 Canary Release Hackathon July 18 – 22.
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