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  • Patrick SFB, Cape Canaveral SFS support mission to ISS

    Just before 6 a.m., Friday, a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket carried the four astronauts of Dragon Crew-2 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, into space. The launch is the third commercial crew human space flight mission in less than a year. The crew, which consists of NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, from France, are set to dock with the International Space Station April 24.
  • 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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