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Fact Sheets



  • 18th Space Defense Squadron Detachment 1

    18th Space Defense Squadron, Det. 1, is a component of Space Delta 2 (DEL 2), located at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, approximately 20 miles east of Colorado Springs. Det. 1 will provide combat focused understanding of on-orbit adversary threats within operationally relevant timelines in

  • Advanced Extremely High Frequency System (AEHF)

    The Advanced Extremely High Frequency System (AEHF) 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.

  • COBRA DANE Radar

    The COBRA DANE radar is a single faced ground-based, L-band phased-array radar located in northern U.S. Indio-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) area of operations and operated by the U.S. Space Force.

  • Combined Force Space Component Command

    As directed by the Commander of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM), two subordinate commands were established Aug. 29, 2019, to support the warfighting efforts of the command - the Joint Task Force Space Defense (JTF-SD), and the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC). The CFSCC is commanded by

  • Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

    The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) 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 Department of Defense (DOD) operations.

  • Defense Support Program Satellites

    United States Space Force (USSF)-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

  • EO/IR WEATHER SYSTEM – GEOSTATIONARY (EWS-G1)

    The EO/IR Weather System – Geostationary (EWS-G1), formerly Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-13, satellite collects cloud imagery to enable fielded forces to perform environmental reconnaissance and cloud characterization over the Indian Ocean (IO) region. This information is

  • Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program

    Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites are a space-based capability operating in the near-geosynchronous orbit regime supporting U.S. Space Command space surveillance operations as a dedicated Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensor.

  • Global Broadcast Service

    Global Broadcast Service (GBS) operates as a one-way wideband transmission broadcast, supporting timely delivery of data and video products for mission support and theater information transfer. GBS provides service to over 1000 receive suites deployed world-wide supporting the Department of Defense