Navigating the Orbital Racetrack: How the 18th Space Defense Squadron Finds and Tracks Debris
Moving at the speed of nearly 22,000 miles per hour, debris orbiting the Earth poses a significant threat to satellites and spacecraft. Located at Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbra, California, the 18th Space Defense Squadron plays a crucial role in monitoring and tracking all artificial objects in Earth’s orbit to ensure the safety of our satellites, astronauts, and space exploration endeavors. (Photo courtesy of

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U.S. Space Command Holiday Greeting
United States Space Command
Dec. 19, 2023 | 1:33
GEN James Dickinson and his wife, Angie, give their holiday greetings from U.S.Space Command.
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