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1 HQ AFSPC/XORS Air Force Space Command Long Range Launch Scheduling Process MSgt Phil LeMaitre HQ AFSPC/XORS 25 Oct 05

2 HQ AFSPC/XORS Overview Purpose National Launch Forecast (NLF) NLF Compilation Space Launch Manifest Commitment to Commercial Space

3 HQ AFSPC/XORS Purpose Provide Commercial Space Launch leadership with knowledge into the long range scheduling process for launches from United States Air Force Eastern and Western Ranges Cape Canaveral AFS, FL Vandenberg AFB, CA (SLC-6 )

4 HQ AFSPC/XORS National Launch Forecast What is the NLF? The NLF is a programming tool Assists in predicting launch vehicle procurement requirements Aids in predicting launch range/base throughput Needed to properly scope range and base support contracts

5 HQ AFSPC/XORS National Launch Forecast (NLF) Compilation The NLF begins with a data call to the following agencies to forecast future launches (4-11 years): Department of Defense missions HQ Air Force Space Command interfaces with appropriate operational and acquisition agencies (SMC, DARPA, NRO, etc.) National Aeronautics & Space Agency (NASA) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for commercial ventures launching from USAF Eastern or Western ranges

6 HQ AFSPC/XORS NLF Compilation continued Responses to the data call are packaged, staffed, and published on the HQ AFSPC/XO Launch Information Support Network (LISN) website https://lisn.peterson.af.mil https://lisn.peterson.af.mil

7 HQ AFSPC/XORS NLF Example

8 HQ AFSPC/XORS Space Launch Manifest Space Launch Manifest (SLM) is a near-term, three-year schedule The Current Launch Schedule Review Board (CLSRB) convenes biannually to certify the next 18 months of the SLM

9 HQ AFSPC/XORS SLM Example Notional

10 HQ AFSPC/XORS Commitment to Commercial Space Basic tenet “Provide stable and predictable access to Federal space launch bases and ranges, and other government facilities and services” (National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD-40, Section IV, paragraph f.) Eastern and Western Ranges have established a one-stop shop process to assist new commercial space launch customer’s needs Western Range, 30 SW, Vandenberg AFB California Mr. Paul Klock, GS-15, 30SW/XP Bldg 7015 Rm 3B-1, Vandenberg AFB CA, (805) Eastern Range, 45 SW, Cape Canaveral Florida Mr. Rick Blucker, GM-15, 45SW/XP 1201 Edward H. White II St, Patrick AFB FL (321)

11 HQ AFSPC/XORS Summary National Launch Forecast NFL Compilation Space Launch Manifest Commitment to Commercial Space

12 HQ AFSPC/XORS Questions Questions? Contact information: MSgt Phil LeMaitre NCOIC Launch Services Office HQ AFSPC/XORS, Peterson AFB, CO (719)


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