Space Acquisitions

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)


AFSPC Logo LargeAir Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a major command of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. AFSPC supports U.S. military operations worldwide through the use of many different types of satellite, launch and cyber operations. Operationally, AFSPC is under the Combatant Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. [2]


AFSPC Vision
Global Access, Persistence and Awareness for the 21st Century


AFSPC Mission

Provide Resilient and Cost-Effective Space and Cyberspace Capabilities for the Joint Force and the Nation   AFSPC claims its activities make space reliable to United States warfighters (i.e. forces personnel) by assuring their access to space. AFSPC’s primary mission areas: [2]

  • Space forces support involves launching satellites and other high-value payloads into space using a variety of expendable launch vehicles and operating those satellites once in the medium of space.
  • Space control ensures friendly use of space through the conduct of counterspace operations encompassing surveillance, negation, protection and space intelligence analysis.
  • Force enhancement provides weather, communications, intelligence, missile warning, and navigation. Force enhancement is support to the warfighter.


Units that are a part of AFSPC reside at:

  • Buckley AFB
  • Los Angeles AFB
    •  Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)
  • Patrick AFB
  • Peterson AFB
  • Robins AFB
  • Schriever AFB
  • Scott AFB
  • Vandenberg AFB


Space systems that AFSPC Controls are:

  • Advanced Extremely High Frequency System
  • Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
  • Defense Satellite Communications System
  • Defense Support Program
  • Early Warning Radar
  • Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance
  • Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Joint Program
  • Global Positioning System
  • Milstar Satellite Communications System
  • PAVE PAWS Radar System
  • Space Based Infrared Systems
  • Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS)
  • Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite


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