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  • 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
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