Space Delta 2 - Space Domain Awareness (SDA)
Space Delta 2 (DEL 2) prepares, and presents assigned and attached forces for the purpose of executing combat-ready Space Domain Awareness (SDA) operations to deter aggression and, if necessary, fight to protect and defend the U.S. and our allies from attack in, through and from space. DEL 2 is one of eight mission-oriented deltas within the U.S. Space Force.
Space Delta 2 is headquartered at Peterson-Schriever Garrison, Colorado, with mission personnel and functions distributed across Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Maui, Hawaii, Huntsville, Alabama, and Dahlgren, Virginia, in addition to multiple supporting locations around the world including Australia, Diego Garcia, and the Marshall Islands.
Space Delta 2 was activated July 24, 2020 during a ceremony at Peterson-Schriever Garrison, Colorado. DEL 2 is headquartered at Peterson-Schriever Garrison, operating location Peterson Air Force Base.
The DEL 2 mission its to prepare, present and, if necessary, fight to protect and defend the U.S. and our allies from attack in, through and from space.
The DEL 2 mission involves three distinct areas of focus:
Prepare: DEL 2 prepares combat-minded warfighters and readies cutting-edge weapons systems for fast-paced multi-domain operations.
Present: DEL 2 leads Space Domain Awareness operational planning and presents combat-ready forces and equipment in support of USSPACECOM.
Fight: If deterrence fails, DEL 2, in coordination with allied and Joint Force commanders (JFCs) and inter-agency partners, will lead the protection and defense of our combined interests in the space domain.
DEL 2 partners with the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Orbital Warfare, and Missile Warning Deltas to maximize mission success. SDA includes the dynamic integration of ISR, metric observations, and environmental monitoring to enable space battle management and support multi-domain operations.
(Current as of July 2020)