Space Situational Awareness is Space Battle Management

Space Situational Awareness, or SSA, has long been synonymous with catalog maintenance. Today, space is more congested and contested than ever before, and threats against U.S. capabilities grow every day. While catalog maintenance is a part of the SSA mission set, SSA enables the continuous preparation of the battlespace in order to fight and win a war in space. Simply put, SSA is Space Battle Management. Like the air domain, there is a daily mission of air traffic control and a wartime mission of Air Battle Management. To ensure effective SSA, sensors need access to intelligence, flexible tasking, rapid decision making, and integration between platforms.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Space Situational Awareness has long been synonymous with detecting, tracking, and identifying all artificial objects in Earth orbit otherwise known as catalog maintenance. Today, space is more congested and contested than ever before, and threats against U.S. capabilities grow every day. (Courtesy graphic)

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NORAD: 60 Years of Keeping North America Safe, Vice Chairman Says

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, a building block of deterrence, remains as vital and relevant today as it was when it was formed, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a ceremony marking the U.S.-Canadian organization's 60th anniversary at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
A Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at Thule Air Base, Greenland, provides North American Aerospace Defense Command with tactical/attack assessment on all intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles penetrating the site’s coverage. Its secondary mission is to provide NORAD with launch and impact predictions for attack assessment by NORAD. Courtesy photo

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