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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Space Situational Awareness has long been synonymous with detecting, tracking, and identifying all artificial objects in Earth orbit otherwise known as catalog maintenance. Today, space is more congested and contested than ever before, and threats against U.S. capabilities grow every day. (Courtesy graphic) Space Situational Awareness is Space Battle Management
Space Situational Awareness, or SSA, has long been synonymous with catalog maintenance. Today, space is more congested and contested than ever before, and threats against U.S. capabilities grow every day. While catalog maintenance is a part of the SSA mission set, SSA enables the continuous preparation of the battlespace in order to fight and win a war in space. Simply put, SSA is Space Battle Management. Like the air domain, there is a daily mission of air traffic control and a wartime mission of Air Battle Management. To ensure effective SSA, sensors need access to intelligence, flexible tasking, rapid decision making, and integration between platforms.
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Airman receives Airman's Medal for heroic actions. Space operator receives Airman's Medal
First Lieutenant Dominic Vicino was awarded the Airman's Medal, the Air Force's highest noncombat award. He distinguished himself by risking his life to save three people at Miramar Beach March 31, 2017.
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