Space Launch Complex 17 demolition

With a final farewell and the push of a plunger, Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing Commander, demolished the nearly 200-foot-tall towers at 7 a.m. July 12 at Space Launch Complex 17, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The demolition of the towers marks the first phase of a contract, which was awarded in September 2016 and involved demolition of the Delta II towers, associated structures, and includes pavements and site restoration.

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Col. Kuvibidila assumes command of the 821st Air Base Group

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – Col. Todd Moore, 21st Space Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Mafwa Kuvibidila, 821st Air Base Group commander, during the 821st Air Base Group change of command ceremony, June 28, 2018, at Thule Air Base, Greenland. Kuvibidila was the commander of the 20th Space Control Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida from June 2014 to June 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Kenney)
Col. Todd Moore, 21st Space Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Mafwa Kuvibidila, 821st Air Base Group commander, during the 821st Air Base Group change of command ceremony, June 28, 2018, at Thule Air Base, Greenland. Kuvibidila was the commander of the 20th Space Control Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida from June 2014 to June 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Kenney)

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AFIT’s Center for Space Research and Assurance to Host Open House

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Space Research and Assurance will host an open house at AFIT’s Squier Hall Atrium, Bldg 646, July 17 – 18, 2018. Times are 1000-1200, Tuesday, July 17, and 1200-1400, Wednesday, July 18. Students interested in pursuing Engineering and Management graduate degrees are encouraged to attend.
A research assistant from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Space Research and Assurance assembles a satellite chassis in the CSRA’s clean room.  CSRA students will learn Space Vehicle Design by integrating the chassis with a research payload, subjecting it to vibration and thermal-vacuum tests to predict whether it will survive the harsh environment during launch and on orbit

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