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Military recalls many, not all

Military recalls many, not all

The partial shutdown of government functions became temporary Monday, when thousands of federal employees were invited back to work in Colorado Springs and across the nation. Local military bases and the Mountain Post were similarly affected, according to sources who work there. Although no one has yet calculated the economic loss to the city of… Continue Reading Military recalls many, not all

Space Command cuts Space Fence, ends local contract

Sequestration has caused the Air Force Space Command to cut the Space Fence completely – saving $14 million annually, but costing a Springs company a lucrative government contract. The Space Fence – a surveillance system designed to detect smaller space debris and other missiles – will be discontinued at the start of the fiscal year.… Continue Reading Space Command cuts Space Fence, ends local contract

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Cuts having impact at Space Command

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The combination of congressional gridlock and sequestration from the Budget Control Act is creating a very austere working environment for the Air Force Space Command. Space Command is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, but has offices around the world, from the United States to Greenland. Its mission is vital to war-fighters in all branches… Continue Reading Cuts having impact at Space Command

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The Air Force says the first radar site in a new system to track satellites and space junk will be built on Kwajalein  Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Air Force Space Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base, said Tuesday construction on the new radar station is expected to start in… Continue Reading Space Command to start construction on space fence in 2013

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Shelton to speak at Space Symposium

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Gen. William Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker at the 28th National Space Symposium. The April 16-19 event at the Broadmoor features leaders from around the space industry: the National Reconnaissance office, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Strategic Command, the National Geospatial-Intelligence… Continue Reading Shelton to speak at Space Symposium

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Peterson Air Force Base’s Space Education and Training Center will soon have a new on-base home. After six years of operating at an off-base location, the Air Force will break ground Thursday on a new $14.4 million facility which will house the National Security Space Institute and the Advanced Space Operations School. The center will… Continue Reading Peterson to break ground on $14.4 million space education center

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The commander of the space and missile center for the United States Air Force, Lt. Gen. John Sheridan, will be a featured speaker at the 26th National Space Symposium next month at The Broadmoor. The symposium runs from April 12-15. Sheridan will speak during the last day of the event. He is responsible for managing research, design,… Continue Reading U.S. space and missile commander to speak at space symposium

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