Space track

Space Track may refer to various facilities and systems for Project Space Track and other space surveillance operations (in chronological order):

  • Project Space Track at the Air Force Cambridge Research Center, the follow-on to the 1950s Project Harvest Moon and which began tracking in 1957 (Sputnick II)
  • National Space Surveillance Control Center, a Hanscom Field facility dedicated February 9, 1960, that replaced the CRC directorate's operations
  • Space Detection and Tracking System (SPADATS), USAF computer system 496L at Ent AFB that superseded the NSSCC in July 1961
    • SPACETRACK Operations Center, the facility renamed from the former SPADAT Operations Center at the end of 1962.
  • Space Defense Center, the Ent AFB and October 1966 Cheyenne Mountain facility for detection and tracking
  • Space Defense Operations Center (SPADOC), a facility established at the Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker in 1979
  • United States Space Surveillance Network, the network feeding data to the current center
  • Joint Space Operation Center, at Vandenberg AFB
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