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):
Name Title DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) GEOSAT Geodetic/Geophysical Satellite (GEOSAT) GEOSAT Follow-On Geodetic/Geo-Physical Satellite Follow-on (GFO) GOES Geostationary Operational Earth Satellite (GOES) NEMSS National Environmental Monitoring Satellite System (NEMSS) NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) POES Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title Space-Based Warning Space-Based Warning Systems This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 21 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999