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Space Systems (U)


(U) This category includes those space-based systems designed to provide timely, accurate, and reliable land, cloud, atmosphere, oceanographic, and space environment data to operational forces, either deployed or in-garrison. This includes supporting ground, naval, air, and space operations, and enhances the mission effectiveness of military forces and National agencies. The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) is the primary space-based environmental-observing system dedicated to supporting DoD. The program consists of a two-satellite (minimum) constellation as well as ground command, control, and communications (C3) and centralized data processing and direct readout systems.




Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
DMSPDefense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
GEOSATGeodetic/Geophysical Satellite (GEOSAT)
GEOSAT Follow-OnGeodetic/Geo-Physical Satellite Follow-on (GFO)
GOESGeostationary Operational Earth Satellite (GOES)
NEMSSNational Environmental Monitoring Satellite System (NEMSS)
NPOESSNational Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS)
POESPolar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
Space-Based WarningSpace-Based Warning Systems
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORINGSPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999