2d Space Launch Squadron

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2d Space Launch Squadron
Air Force Space Command.png
Titan IVA Centaur with Mercury ELINT spy satellite.jpg
Titan IV ready to launch
Active 1990-2005
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Launch control
Motto(s) Rising Stars (approved 24 May 1995)[1]
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
2d Space Launch Squadron emblem (approved 15 January 1991)[1] 2d Space Launch Squadron.png

The 2d Space Launch Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was a space lift unit located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California from 1990 to 2005. It was inactivated after the last Titan IV launch.


When founded, the two launch squadrons at Vandenberg AFB divided launch duties, with the 4th Space Launch Squadron working with Titan II and Titan IV vehicles while the 2d worked with Delta II, Atlas, and other launch vehicles. On 18 May 1998, the two squadrons merged into one, the 2d. The merged squadron was responsible for overseeing all launch operations at Vandenberg AFB. The reason for the merger was the similarity in missions performed by both units.[2]


  • Constituted as the 2d Space Launch Squadron 0n 11 September 1990
Activated on 1 October 1990[3]
Inactivated on 31 October 2005[4]



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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

  • 1 November 1991 - 30 September 1993[3]


  1. ^ a b Endicott, p. 330
  2. ^ Air Force Association: "Two Space Squadrons Merge"[verification needed]
  3. ^ a b c d Lineage, including assignments, decorations and stations, through 1995 in Endicott, p. 330
  4. ^ a b c Research Division, Air Force Historical Research Agency, Air Force Organization Change Status Report, October 2005, Maxwell AFB, AL
  5. ^ Rogers,[page needed]
  6. ^ World Airpower Journal. (1992). US Air Force Air Power Directory. Aerospace Publishing: London, UK. ISBN 1-880588-01-3


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