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  • 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
  • Defense Support Program (DSP) Satellites

     Mission The Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites provide early warning for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and tactical launches. This once classified satellite was first launched in 1970 and became the first of 23 to be launched over the next 37 years. DSP satellites use infrared sensors to detect heat from missile and booster
  • Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

    Mission The DMSP mission is to collect and disseminate global, high-resolution visible & thermal cloud cover imagery, and other critical air, land, sea, and space environment data to Department of Defense (DoD) forces and the intelligence community (IC).  DMSP data is also furnished to the civilian community through the Department of Commerce