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DMSP FSOC

FSOC Antennas
FSOC has two antennas.

The Fairchild Satellite Operations Center (FSOC) is the second DMPS C3S SOC. It is located near Fairchild AFB, WA, and is identical to MPSOC except for three areas. There are two Data Acquisition Subsystems (DASs) at FSOC dedicated to DMSP use.




FSOC Diagram

FSOC has two independent DAT Acquisition Subsystems (DASs), either of which can support all commanding, status collection, and mission data collection for a single DMSP satellite contact.



The Fairchild Satellite Operations Center (FSOC)

The Fairchild Satellite Operations Center (FSOC) .


Presently, FSOC performs the function of a backup SOC for the C3S. As such, it is staffed at a reduced level, with operations personnel being transferred to the site if MPSOC is inoperable for a prolonged period, or during periods of high international tension.

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Last modified on July 03, 1997




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