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  • Jindalee Operational Radar Network

    Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) comprises three Over-The-Horizon Radar (OTHR) systems and forms part of a layered surveillance network providing coverage of Australia’s northern approaches
  • 1 RSU Space Systems

    1RSU is the only operational unit charged with enhancing the ADFs Space presence and Space Situational Awareness (SSA). This is achieved with the C-band radar, Space Based Infrared System – Australian Mission Processor (SBIRS-AMP) and in future, Space Surveillance Telescope (SST)C-BAND RADARThe C-band radar is located at Naval Communications
  • 4th Space Control Squadron

    The 4th Space Control Squadron provides space control effects to the Commander, U.S. Space Command and other Joint Force Commanders, as directed. The squadron is assigned to Peterson Space Force Base, Colo.
  • Peterson SFB Newcomers Information

    WELCOME TO PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE! The men and women of the Peterson- Schriever Garrison, operating location Peterson SFB, Team Pete, work throughout the Colorado Springs area in what is known as the Peterson Complex, including Peterson Space Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station. We literally cover the world with our
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Flight

    MissionWe prepare personnel for the human factor challenges inherent to military operations with the goal of increasing overall readiness and mission effectiveness. Our mission is to:1. Aerospace & Operational Physiology Training -- Train aircrew, high-altitude parachutists and Air Force Academy/ROTC cadets on the human factor and physiological
  • Aerospace Medicine

    The Aerospace Medicine Clinic provides health care services to 2,700 flying, space/missile operations, and special operational duty personnel. The primary goals are to ensure medical readiness and optimize the health and wellness of our air and space war fighters. Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. - noon
  • 21st Force Support Squadron

    The 21st Force Support Squadron supports Peterson-Schriever Garrison, operating location Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., personnel and mission partners at Peterson Space Force Base, Schriever Space Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station. Indirect support is provided to all Peterson's geographically separated units. The 21st FSS is
  • 21st Security Forces Squadron

    21st SECURITY FORCES SQUADRONMISSIONProtect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition missions.The 21st Security Forces Squadron focuses on being mission-ready, resilient and air-minded. They are organized, trained and equipped to deliver enduring integrated defense against threats to the Air Force, joint and coalition missions,
  • Det 4, 21st Operations Group

    Detachment 4, 21st Operations Group, provides optical surveillance for the Space Surveillance Network. The unit is located at Morón Air Base, Spain, about 35 miles southeast of Seville, Spain. It is a geographically separated unit which reports to the 21st Operations Group, and is assigned to the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The
  • Det 2, 21st Operations Group

    Detachment 2, 21st Operations Group is a dedicated space surveillance unit on the island of Diego Garcia, in the British Indian Ocean Territories. MISSION The primary mission of the detachment is to detect, track, and identify all tasked space objects within its area of coverage. The unit provides data on deep space objects in the orbits from 3,000

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.



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.



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