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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

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By [email protected] (Staff Sgt. Jarrod R. Chavana)

Air Force Space Command’s 16th Space Control Squadron in partnership with the Air Force Reserve Command’s 380th SPCS is responsible for ensuring the Defense Department has uninterrupted global satellite communications.

Located at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., two squadrons are responsible for operating space control capabilities to rapidly achieve flexible and versatile space superiority in support of theater campaigns and U.S. Strategic Command’s space superiority mission.
To accomplish this, Airmen operate a variety of antennas deployed globally to detect, characterize, geo-locate and report sources of radio frequency interference on Defense Department and commercial satellites supporting combatant commanders.
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Source:: Air Force Space Command

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