GEODSS Present Configuration and Potential
AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND MAUI HI 21ST OPERATIONS GROUP
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Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance GEODSS is a dedicated Air Force Space Command AFSPC optical telescope system that supports United States Strategic Commands USSTRATCOM mission Space Surveillance awareness SSA. The GEODSS generated data is used by the Joint Space Operations Center JSpOC and National Air and Space Intelligence Center NASIC situated on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside of Dayton Ohio, The system consists of three geographically dispersed sites Detachment 1, Socorro, New Mexico on White Sands Missile Range WSMR, Detachment 2 Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, and Detachment 3 on the island of Maui, Hawaii. GEODSS has been operational since October of 1983 and has received two end of life extensions, the result of proven capability and timely upgrades. As GEODSS enters its fourth decade of service life, a look at its current configuration and potential to meet the ever growing needs of the SSA community are presented.
- Military Intelligence
- Optical Detection and Detectors