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While Thule is the primary location for accessing polar orbiting satellites, the AFSCN is prepared for any scenario--even unforeseen events when the stations are unable to contact their space vehicles.
that AFSCN sites are ground-based and are only in view for about 5 minutes (when in low Earth orbit, as ASTRO and NextSat were), but TDRSS is satellite-based and is pretty much always in view.
Load all of the known opportunities (AFSCN visibilities, TDRSS visibilities, and procedures that have already been preplanned by hand or from previous runs of ASPEN).
Under the contract, a team led by Harris will continue to support both inbound and outbound data and communications for more than 150 Department of Defense satellites, operating and maintaining the AFSCN's antenna and ground system infrastructure at ten locations worldwide.
Satellite command and control activities are typically grouped together at one or two specific nodes of the AFSCN, and each satellite system may have only six to 20 strings of equipment located at a site.
The OSSS contract calls for Harris and its teammates to operate and perform organizational level maintenance at all ground stations assigned to the AFSCN and GPS.
Under the terms of this modification contract, a team led by Harris will continue to support both inbound and outbound data and communications for over 150 Department of Defence satellites, operating and maintaining the AFSCN's antenna and ground system infrastructure at ten locations worldwide.
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- AFSATCOM Monitoring System
- AFSC Information Integration Program
- AFSCF Development Integration Committee
- AFSCF Security Management Office
- AFSCN Communications Enhancement and Modernization
- AFSCN Executive Council
- AFSCN Priorities Working Group
- AFSCN Prioritization Working Group
- AFSCN Prioritized Requirements List
- AFSCN Ranking Assessment Tool
- AFSCN Scheduling Program