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Satellite Operations (U)


(U) The DoD procures, operates, and maintains a myriad of satellite systems to support national and tactical communications, missile warning, nuclear detonation detection, navigation, weather, and environmental monitoring.

(U) DoD's satellite operations include the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Milstar, Fleet SATCOM System (FLTSATCOM), UHF Follow-on (UFO) System, the Defense Support Program (DSP), the Nuclear Detonation Detection System (NUDET), the Global Positioning System (GPS, also referred to as POSNAVTIME or position, navigation and time), and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP).




Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
AFSATCOMAir Force Satellite Communications (AFSATCOM)
COMMUCommunications Upgrades (COMMU)
DMSPDefense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
DSCS IIDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) II
DSCS IIIDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) III
DSCS Service Life Enhance ProgDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) Service Life Enhancement Program (SLEP)
DSPDefense Support Program (DSP)
FLTSATCOMFleet Satellite Communications (FLTSATCOM)
GPS Block IIANAVSTAR Global Positioning System(GPS) Block IIA
GPS Block IIFNAVSTAR Global Positioning System(GPS) Block IIF
GPS Block IIRNAVSTAR Global Positioning System(GPS) Block IIR
Milstar IMilstar I
Milstar IIMilstar II
Network Operations UpgradesNetwork Operations Upgrades (NOU)
Range UpgradesRange Upgrades (RANGEU)
SBIRS (High) NUDET PackageSpace Based Infrared System (SBIRS) (HIGH) Nuclear Exo-atmospheric Detonation (NUDET) PACKAGE
SBIRS-LowSpace-Based Infrared System - Low Earth Orbit (SBIRS-Low)
Space-Based Data RelaySpace-Based Data Relay (SBDR)
Space-Based RangeSpace-Based Range (SBR)
UHF Follow-on (UFO)Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Follow-on (UFO)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
AF Space Test & Evaluation Div.Air Force Space Test and Evaluation Division
AFSCNAir Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN)
NAVSOCNaval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
National Security Space Road MapIntegrated System Road Map
SPACE FORCES SUPPORTSPACE FORCES SUPPORT
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Name
AFSCN News
Shuttle Missions-Columbia
Shuttle Missions-Endeavor
Sattelite Control ORD (95)
Shuttle Missions-Challenger
Shuttle Operations
Shuttle Missions-Enterprise
Shuttle Missions-Atlantis
Shuttle Missions-Discovery
SAF/AQ Homepage
This Table Is Unclassified.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999