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  • Command and Control System Consolidated

    Mission Provide consolidated MILSATCOM tracking, telemetry and command capability for 14th Air Force / 50th Space Wing launch and early orbit, on orbit and anomaly resolution operations.BackgroundThe Command and Control Branch directs the Command and Control System-Consolidated (CCS-C) program and is responsible for S-Band satellite command and
  • Global Positioning Systems Directorate

    The Global Positioning Systems Directorate is a joint service effort directed by the United States Air Force and managed at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The directorate is the Department of Defense acquisition office for developing and producing Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • GPS Public Interface Control Documents

    OverviewGPS consists of three segments; the Space Segment, Control Segment, and User Segment, commonly known as User Equipment. The communication boundaries that exist between the GPS and other systems, as well as within the GPS itself, are known as interfaces.Interface Control Documents Interfaces are documented in Interface Control Documents.
  • Air Force MILSATCOM Terminal Programs Office (MTPO)

    MissionMilitary Satellite Communications Systems Directorate develops, acquires and operationally deploys communication terminals synchronized to support satellite weapon system operations and provides support for 16,000 aircraft, transportable and fixed site terminals.BackgroundMILSATCOM is responsible for the acquisition of satellite
  • Milstar

    MissionMilstar provides the President, Secretary of Defense and the U.S. Armed Forces with assured, survivable satellite communications with low probability of interception and detection. Designed to overcome enemy jamming and nuclear effects, Milstar is the most robust and reliable SATCOM system currently employed by the Department of Defense.
  • Defense Satellite Communications System

    MissionAs the legacy backbone of the U.S. military's global satellite communications capabilities, the Defense Satellite Communications System constellation provides nuclear-hardened, anti-jam, high-data rate, long-haul communications to users worldwide.DSCS supports: the defense communications system, the Army's ground mobile forces, the Air
  • Enhanced Polar System

    MissionThe Enhanced Polar System (EPS) represents an evolution of requirements for protected extremely high frequency (EHF) satellite communications in the North Polar Region. EPS is the next-generation SATCOM system that will replace the current Interim Polar System (IPS) and serve as a polar adjunct to the Advanced EHF system.BackgroundEPS will
  • Military GPS User Equipment

    MISSION MGUE is a joint service program developed to modernize military GPS receivers, thereby delivering upgraded capabilities that allow for accurate and reliable Positioning, Navigation, and Timing to US and Allies where current receiver performance  might be compromised or unavailable.  BACKGROUND MGUE is part of the GPS modernization effort
  • GPS Operational Control Segment

    MISSIONOCS provides Command and Control (C2) and Launch/Early Orbit, Anomaly, Resolution and Disposal Operations (LADO) capabilities for the Block II satellites. OCS also enables Selective Availability/Anti-Spoof Module (SAASM) capability in GPS User Equipment, as well as contingency recovery operations, over-the-air key distribution and rekeying

    MISSION Deliver sustained, reliable GPS capabilities to America’s warfighters, our allies and civil users.  GPS provides positioning, navigation and timing service to civil and military users worldwide.  BACKGROUND In 1996, the GPS IIF contract was awarded to The Boeing Company for the development and production of 33 space vehicles (SVs). In 2000