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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

30th Anniversary Milestone: The New Boston Tracking Station transferred to Air Force Space Command

10/17/2012 - Peterson AFB, Colo. -- Air Force Space Command is celebrating its 30th Anniversary! Here is a significant milestone from the command's history ...

In October 1987, New Boston Satellite Tracking Station transferred under Air Force Space Command and the station moved from a research and development environment to the operational environment. It became the largest remote tracking station in the AFSCN, providing real-time capability to users performing on-orbit tracking, telemetry, commanding and mission data retrieval services.

The station became a squadron when the 23rd Space Operations Squadron was activated on 1 Nov 1991.

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