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  • 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.
  • Buckley Garrison

    The Buckley Garrison located at Buckley AFB, Colorado, is a Space Force unit that serves Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired personnel throughout the Front Range community.  The Garrison falls under the direction of the Department of the Air Force and U.S. Space Force for its day-to-day operational mission supporting the National
  • 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 Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt with a mission to plan, integrate, conduct, and assess global space operations in order to deliver combat relevant space capabilities to Combatant Commanders, Coalition partners, the Joint Force, and the Nation. CFSCC plans and executes space operations through four distinct and geographically dispersed operations centers, including: Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif.; Missile Warning Center (MWC) at Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, Colo.; Joint Overhead Persistent Infrared Planning Center (JOPC) at Buckley SFB, Colo.; and Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC) located at Kirtland AFB, N.M. Additionally, the CFSCC executes tactical control over globally dispersed Air Force, Army, and Navy space units that command ground-based space capabilities and satellites in every orbital regime.
  • 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

    U.S. Space Force-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.
  • 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 and other governmental organizations and agencies.
  • Global Positioning System

    The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a constellation of orbiting satellites that provides position, navigation, and timing data to military and civilian users globally. The system is operated and controlled by Delta 8, located at Schriever Space Force Base, Colo.
  • Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance

    The Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) System 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.
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