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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.
0 6/14
2017
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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2017
Bruce Carlson (right), Boeing technical advisor, and Mike O’Brine (center), Aerospace Corporation, send the final command to dispose of Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 23 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Both of them were on the operations floor November 1990, when the satellite initially launched and when the solar array stopped working. They, along with the operators working, saved the satellite by tweaking its operating mode, and extended its life to 25 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Darren Domingo) 2 SOPS bids farewell to miracle satellite
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron bid goodbye to Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 23 via final command and disposal at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 26, 2016.
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2016
Chief Master Sgt. John Bentivegna (right), 50th Space Wing command chief, presents the Schriever Debate trophy to the 5/6 Council debate team following the first Schriever Debate at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The 5/6 Council defeated the CGO Council in the first iteration of the new event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt) CGO, 5/6 Councils debate BRS
Keep the current retirement system or switch to the new blended retirement system?That was the question posed to debate team members from the CGO and 5/6 Councils during the first Schriever Debate here Thursday. The CGO Council (1st Lt. Stephen Bittner, 50th Contracting Squadron, 1st Lt. Sean Donovan, 2nd Lt. Rain Dartt and 2nd Lt. Ikenna Olelewe,
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2016
Contractor Jim Brewer and Senior Airman Guillermo Delacruz-Martinez, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, send the disposal command to GPS Satellite Vehicle No. 35 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, June 10, 2016. The command marked the vehicle’s end of life. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Dennis Rogers) Obituary: Farewell to SVN-35
June 10, 2016, was a sad day for 2nd Space Operations Squadron as it said goodbye to one of its older children – GPS Satellite Vehicle No. 35.
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2016
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