Space Launch Delta 45 is the new designation for what was the 45 Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base.
In a virtual ceremony today (May 11, 2021), the 45th Space Wing — which was first activated in November 1991 and responsible for space launch operations — became Space Launch Delta 45.
It transferred from the Space Operations Command to the Space System Command, part of the United States Space Force.
The 45th Space Delta controls Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and is responsible for all space launch operations from the East Coast. It manages the Eastern Range, including launches for the Space Force, Department of Defense, NASA and other space corporations.
The emblem of the new Space Launch Delta 45 was unveiled during the ceremony.
“Together we will forge a new path, write our own legacy and together we will set the pace for space,” Space Launch Delta 45 commander Brig. Gen. Stephen Purdy said during the ceremony.
On Dec. 9, 2020, Patrick Air Force Base was redesignated Partick Space Force Base.
The base is also home to the 920th Rescue Wing, the Air Force Technical Applications Center and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.