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  • Det 4, 21st Operations Group

    Detachment 4, 21st Operations Group, provides optical surveillance for the Space Surveillance Network. The unit is located at MorĂ³n 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
  • Det 3, 21st Operations Group

    Detachment 3, 21st OPERATIONS GROUP Maui, Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) Detachment 3, 21st Operations Group is a dedicated space surveillance unit in the state of Hawaii, on the island of Maui, approximately 100 miles southeast of Hickam Air Force Base (AFB) on the island of Oahu. The detachment operates at the Maui
  • Det 1 21st Operations Group

    Detachment 1, 21st Operations Group 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. MISSION The primary mission
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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.

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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. Read the full AN/FPS-85 fact sheet Click here for more information.

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GEODSS

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