[FPSPACE] NAVSPASUR has moved to USAF management

Allen Thomson thomsona at flash.net
Wed Oct 13 13:48:47 EDT 2004


 Story ID 04-200
 October  08, 2004

 Navy transfers space surveillance mission to AFSPC's 20th Space Control 

 Air Force Space Command News Service
 Naval Network and Space Operations Command

DAHLGREN, Va. – The Navy transferred operation of the former Naval Space 
Surveillance System, the nation’s oldest sensor built to track satellites 
and debris in orbit around the Earth, to the Air Force during formal 
ceremonies here Oct. 1.

The Secretary of Defense directed the Navy to transfer program management of 
the system to the Air Force beginning in October 2003. The Air Force 
requested that the Navy continue to operate the space surveillance sensor, 
also known as the “Fence,” through fiscal year 2004.

The newly created 20th Space Control Squadron Detachment 1 assumes operation 
of the Fence from the Naval Network and Space Operations Command.

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