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3rd SES bids farewell to ANGELS satellite 3rd SES bids farewell to ANGELS satellite
Members of the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron gathered to say goodbye to the Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space satellite during a final command ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 20.
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Satellite shot DMSP F19 Satellite transmissions cease, no impact to weather mission
The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 19 ceased transmitting weather data after nearly three and a half years of operational service to Department of Defense and civilian agencies.
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Col. DeAnna Burt, 50th Space Wing Commander, gives Senior Airman Brandon Myers, 2nd Space Operations Squadron satellite system operator, the final command to decommission satellite 32 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Monday, June 12, 2017. SVN 32 orbited Earth for 24 years.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class William Tracy) 2 SOPS bids farewell to ageing satellite
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron began the disposal of Satellite Vehicle Number 32, Inter Range Operation Number 6809, June 5, and was fully disposed June 12. The process took several days, and each day focused on a different aspect of the disposal, such as putting the vehicle into a spin-stabilized configuration, firing thrusters to raise the orbit, depleting the vehicle of any remaining fuel and disconnecting the battery chargers and turning off the receivers.
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An artist’s rendering of the GPS Block IIA. (Courtesy graphic) 2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18.
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The 3rd Space Operations Squadron’s mission of providing extended connectivity to National Science Foundation employees at the NSF’s remote Amundsen-Scott Station through use of a Defense Satellite Communications System satellite furthers the 50th Space Wing’s vision of mastering space by improving the connectivity time to approximately four hours and increasing bandwidth for data. (Courtesy Graphic)

3 SOPS satellite provides vital link
Schriever’s 3rd Space Operations Squadron directed a new mission for the Defense Satellite Communications System’s B7 satellite, providing improved communication for scientists at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.
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