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  • Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program

    MissionGSSAP satellites are a space-based capability operating in the near-geosynchronous orbit regime supporting U.S. Strategic Command space surveillance operations as a dedicated Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensor.GSSAP satellites support the Joint Force Space Component Commander (JFSCC) tasking to collect space situational awareness data
  • Global Broadcast Service

    MissionGBS operates as a one-way broadcast capability supporting timely delivery of video products, unclassified & classified data for mission support and theater info transferBackgroundBeginning in 1998, GBS broadcasts via communication payloads on two UFO Ka-Band augmented satellites and all WGS satellites (Ka- and X-Band). Initial Operational
  • Global Positioning System

    MissionThe Global Positioning System is a constellation of orbiting satellites that provides navigation data to military and civilian users all over the world. The system is operated and controlled by the 50th Space Wing, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.FeaturesGPS satellites orbit the earth every 12 hours, emitting continuous navigation
  • Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance

    MissionThe Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System, or GEODSS, plays a vital role in tracking deep space objects. More than 2,500 objects, including geostationary communication satellites, are in deep space orbits varying in altitude from 10,000 to 45,000 kilometers from Earth. Approximately 23,000 known man-made objects orbit