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  • Advanced Extremely High Frequency System

    MissionThe Advanced Extremely High Frequency System is a joint service satellite communications system that provides survivable, global, secure, protected, and jam-resistant communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets. Advanced EHF enables the National Security Council and Unified Combatant Commanders to control their
  • Air Force Space Command

     Air Force Space Command, activated Sept. 1, 1982, is a major command with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. AFSPC provides military focused space capabilities with a global perspective to the joint warfighting team. Mission AFSPC's mission is to provide resilient, defendable and affordable space capabilities for the Air Force,
  • Astrodynamic Standards Software

    The following is a list of the Astrodynamic Standards software that can be requested. It includes a brief description of the software and information that allows you to discern which packages will fulfill your government project needs. It is important to correctly identify the software needed. For help determining the software algorithms you will
  • Ballistic Missile Early Warning System

    Mission The Air Force maintains three BMEWS Radars. These radars are capable of detecting ballistic missile attacks and conducting general space surveillance and satellite tracking. They are located at Thule Air Force Base, Greenland; Clear Air Force Base AK.; and Fylingdales Royal Air Force Station, England.The BMEWS have two faces for a 240
  • COBRA DANE Radar

    Mission The COBRA DANE radar is a single faced ground-based, L-band (1175-1375 MHz) phased-array radar located at Eareckson Air Station, Shemya, AK, near the western end of the Aleutian chain and operated by the United States Air Force.The primary mission of COBRA DANE is to collect radar metric and signature data on foreign ballistic missile
  • Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

    MissionThe Defense Meteorological Satellite Program has been collecting weather data for U.S. military operations for more than five decades and provides assured, secure global weather and space weather data to support DOD operations.FeaturesTwo primary operational DMSP satellites are in sun-synchronous orbits at about 450 nautical miles (nominal).
  • Defense Satellite Communications System

    MissionDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) constellation provides nuclear-hardened, anti-jam, high data rate, long haul communications to users worldwide.DSCS supports: the defense communications system, the Army's ground mobile forces, the Air Force's airborne terminals, Navy ships at sea, the White House Communications Agency, the
  • Defense Support Program Satellites

    MissionAir Force Space Command-operated Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites are a key part of North America's early warning systems. In their 22,300-mile, geosynchronous orbits, DSP satellites help protect the United States and its allies by detecting missile launches, space launches and nuclear detonations.FeaturesDSP satellites use an
  • Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

    OverviewThe Launch Enterprise Directorate of the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, manages the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.  The program provides the United States (U.S.) assured access to space (defined as at least two launch systems or families of launch systems) with three families of
  • Fourteenth Air Force

    MISSION Combat-ready Airmen gaining and maintaining space superiority for our Nation, the Joint Force and Allies.   PRIORITIESIntelligence LedFight Tonight ReadinessInnovative LeadersMOREFourteenth Air Force (14 AF) is headquartered at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. It is responsible for the organization, training, equipping, command and control
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