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  • 6th Space Warning Squadron PAVE PAWS

    The Pave Phased Array Warning System is an Air Force radar system designed to guard North America against sea-launched and intercontinental ballistic missiles.The Pave PAWS radar uses small active antenna elements coordinated by two computers; one computer is on-line at all times, while the second automatically takes control if the first fails. The
  • 6th Space Warning Squadron

    6th Space Warning SquadronThe 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass., is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. "Team 6" includes active duty U.S. and Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, DoD civilians and BAE Systems employees.MISSIONCape Cod AFS's Team 6 uses the Pave PAWS
  • 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 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 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
  • 7th Space Warning Squadron

    7th SPACE WARNING SQUADRON (7th SWS)The 7th Space Warning Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, CA, guards the U.S. West Coast against Sea-Launched Ballistic Missiles. The unit is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, CO.THE 7th SWS Detects Sea Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs) or Intercontinental Ballistic
  • 13th Space Warning Squadron

    LOCATIONThe 13th Space Warning Squadron is located on Clear Air Force Station, an 11,500-acre subarctic remote installation 80 miles southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. The squadron is a geographically separated unit (GSU) of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, CO.MISSION Provides combat capabilities through missile warning and space
  • 21st Operations Support Squadron

    The 21st Operations Support Squadron is assigned to the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air 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 21
  • 10th Space Warning Squadron

    LOCATIONThe 10th Space Warning Squadron at Cavalier Air Force Station, ND, is located 15 miles south of the Canadian and U.S. border. The squadron is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.MISSIONProvide flawless missile warning and space surveillance to ensure space superiority and to defend our
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Pave PAWS Radar

PAVE PAWS is an Air Force Space Command radar system operated by three 21st Space Wing squadrons for missile warning and space surveillance. PAVE PAWS radars are located at Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass., Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and Clear AFS, Alaska. 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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