[FPSPACE] NAVSPASUR has moved to USAF management
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Wed Oct 13 13:48:47 EDT 2004
Story ID 04-200
October 08, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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