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Monday, October 22, 2012

30th Anniversary Milestone: Maui's GEODSS system achieved Initial Operating Capability

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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pleased this is being remembered. I was the original Operations Supervisor at Maui GEODSS. If RCA would have retained the contract I'd probably still be there!