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Operators at the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., monitor computer systems designed to detect, track and identify all man-made objects in Earth's orbit in order to maintain space situational awareness.  The JSpOC provides the focal point for the operational employment of worldwide joint space forces and enables the commander of U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space to integrate space power into global military operations. One of nine Department of Defense unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions, assigned through the Unified Command Plan, which include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence; and analysis and targeting.
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Operators at the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., monitor computer systems designed to detect, track and identify all man-made objects in Earth's orbit in order to maintain space situational awareness. The JSpOC provides the focal point for the operational employment of worldwide joint space forces and enables the commander of U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space to integrate space power into global military operations. One of nine Department of Defense unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions, assigned through the Unified Command Plan, which include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence; and analysis and targeting.


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