10/22/2012 - Peterson AFB, Colo. -- Air Force Space Command is celebrating its 30th Anniversary! Here is a significant milestone from the command's history ...
Maui's Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS)
achieved Initial Operating Capability on 1 Oct 1982. The current primary
mission of the detachment is to detect, track and identify all tasked
space objects within its area of coverage. The unit usually provides
data on deep space objects in the orbits from 3,000 to 22,000 miles,
although it has a limited near earth detection capability. Satellite
information is provided to the Joint Space Operations Center at
Vandenberg AFB, California. Additionally, GEODSS provides Space Object
Identification (SOI) to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center
(NASIC) at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.