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    Key Spouse Memo Nov. 2016
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  • Peterson Space Force Base History

    Peterson SFB traces its roots to the early years of World War II. Colorado Springs Army Air Base was established on 28 April 1942 at the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, which had served the city since 1926. The base’s first mission was photographic reconnaissance training under the auspices of the US Army Air Forces Photo Reconnaissance
  • 21st Operations Support Squadron, Detachment 1

    VISION:Train and inspire Missile Warning, Missile Defense, and Space Situational Awareness operatorsLOCATION:The 21st Operations Support Squadron, Detachment 1 (21 OSS/DET 1) is located at Beale Air Force Base, California and is a geographically separated unit of the Peterson-Schriever Garrison, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, under U.S. Space
  • 20th Space Control Squadron, Det 1

    Detachment 1, 20th Space Control Sqaudron is a dedicated space surveillance unit in the northwest corner of the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range, approximately 30 miles southeast of the town of Socorro, N.M. The detachment was the first operational site in the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance system.MISSIONThe primary
  • 20th Space Control Squadron, Det 2

    Detachment 2, 20th Space Control Squadron is a dedicated Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) space surveillance unit on the island of Diego Garcia, in the British Indian Ocean Territories.MISSIONThe primary mission of the detachment is to detect, track, and identify all tasked space objects within its area of coverage. The
  • 20th Space Control Squadron, Det 3

    Detachment 3, 20th Space Control Squadron is a dedicated Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) space surveillance unit on the island of Maui, Hawaii atop the 10.023 foot summit of Mt. Haleakala, a dormant volcano.MISSIONThe primary mission of the detachment is to detect, track and identify all tasked space objects within its
  • 20th Space Control Squadron

    The 20th Space Control Squadron, Site C-6, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., tracks more than 16,000 near-Earth and deep-space objects. Additionally the squadron has three Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance detachments assigned to it. 20 SPCS, Detachment 1, Socorro N.M, 20 SPCS, Detachment 2, Diego Garcia, in the British Indian Ocean
  • 21st Operations Support Squadron

    The 21st Operations Support Squadron is assigned to Peterson-Schriever Garrison, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. The unit includes active duty U.S. and Canadian Air Force Airmen and Department of Defense civilians.MISSIONThe 21st Operations Support Squadron is comprised of nine flights providing unrivaled and innovative operations support to
  • 18th Space Control Squadron, Det. 1

    LOCATIONThe 18th Space Control Squadron, Detachment One (18 SPCS, Det 1) at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, VA is located 53 miles south of Washington D.C. The detachment is a geographically separated unit of Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.MISSION Maintain continuous and transparent space situational awareness to assure global freedom of
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Pave PAWS Radar

PAVE Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) Radars are maintained by the U.S. Space Force. These radars are capable of detecting Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) attacks and conducting general space surveillance and satellite tracking. PAVE is a military program identification code. Read full Pave PAWS factsheet Click here for more information.

GEODSS

AN/FPS-85

The AN/FPS-85 Phased Array Space Surveillance Radar provides space situational awareness for U.S. Strategic Command's space control mission area. It is one of 29 sensors that comprise the global Space Surveillance Network (SSN), and is the only phased array radar dedicated to space surveillance.

GEODSS
 

GEODSS

Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System, or GEODSS, plays a vital role in tracking deep space objects.
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GEODSS