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2ROPS Industry Partners Day

2nd Lt. Kadee Klimowicz, 2nd Range Operations Squadron range operations commander, is conducting the start of a tour with industry partners at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 23, 2022. The tour showed the industry partners the process of preparing for a launch. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)

2nd Lt. Kadee Klimowicz, 2nd Range Operations Squadron range operations commander, is conducting the start of a tour with industry partners at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 23, 2022. The tour showed the industry partners the process of preparing for a launch. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)

Capt. Zackery Zounes, 30th Weather Squadron launch weather officer, explains how 2ROPS uses computers to monitor local weather and the impact it has on launch operations at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 23, 2022. The civilian partners were also encouraged to consider developing software enhancements that could improve the space mission. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)

Capt. Zackery Zounes, 30th Weather Squadron launch weather officer, explains how 2ROPS uses computers to monitor local weather and the impact it has on launch operations at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 23, 2022. The civilian partners were also encouraged to consider developing software enhancements that could improve the space mission. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)

2nd Lt. Taylor Latimer, 2nd Range Operations Squadron range operations commander, walks industry partners through a simulated console exercise at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 24, 2022. The console exercise demonstrated how the members at 2ROPS communicate with different parties to get real-time information during space launches. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)

2nd Lt. Taylor Latimer, 2nd Range Operations Squadron range operations commander, walks industry partners through a simulated console exercise at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 24, 2022. The console exercise demonstrated how the members at 2ROPS communicate with different parties to get real-time information during space launches. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)

2nd Lt. Taylor Latimer, 2nd Range Operations Squadron range operations commander, walks industry partners through a simulated console exercise at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 24, 2022. The console exercise demonstrated how the members at 2ROPS communicate with different parties to get real-time information during space launches. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)

2nd Lt. Taylor Latimer, 2nd Range Operations Squadron range operations commander, walks industry partners through a simulated console exercise at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 24, 2022. The console exercise demonstrated how the members at 2ROPS communicate with different parties to get real-time information during space launches. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiarra Sibley)

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. --

The 2nd Range Operations Squadron recently coordinated a “Range Team Industry Day” at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 23, 2022.

Civilian partners were invited to discuss possible innovative solutions and partnerships in improving range operations.

During the event, the partners were shown step-by-step launch preparation and the software and equipment used. The event coordinators showcased two days of in-depth presentations, group technical sessions, over-the-shoulder console exercise simulations, and a tour of the Western Range Operations Center that explained how 2ROPS prepares for launches at Vandenberg.