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Misawa (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The Misawa Passive Radio Frequency (RF) space surveillance site tracks satellites using RF signal emmisions to compute angle of arrival observations. This site provides coverage of geosynchronous satellites utilizing the Deep Space Tracking System (DSTS).

Details (U):

Description User Impact Programmatics Images
Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC  


Description (U):

(U) The 2nd Command and Control Squadron (2CACS) housed at Schriever AFB, is the command and control node for the passive radio frequency (RF) sensors, one of which is the space surveillance site at Misawa, Japan supported by the 3rd Space Surveillance Squadron. This site is used for the tracking of geosynchronous space objects.

User Impact (U):

(U) Loss of Misawa would have dramatic impact on the deep space surveillance mission and maintenance of the space catalogue.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

(U) Organizations and Funding:

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U): None.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
Dedicated SensorsDedicated Sensors
Passive RFPassive RF
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
SPACE CONTROL: S.S. NETWORKSPACE CONTROL: SPACE SURVEILLANCE NETWORK
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Name
1997 Space Surveillance Dev Plan
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 28 August 1998





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999