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The Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) provides satellite state-of health, and Tracking, Telemetry, and Commanding for over 100 satellites, including Department of Defense, Classified, Allied, and civil systems. It also provides launch and early orbit tracking of all major U.S. launches.

The AFSCN has a global infrastructure of 22 common user antennas at 10 worldwide locations and 2 control centers.

The two control centers are located at Schriever AFB (SAFB), CO and Onizuka AFS (OAFS), CA.

Automated Remote Tracking Stations (ARTS or sometimes just RTS):

  • Colorado Tracking Station (CTS), Schriever AFB, CO
  • Diego Garcia Station (DGS), British Indian Ocean Terr. Diego Garcia Island
  • Guam Tracking Station (GTS), Anderson AFB, Guam
  • Hawaii Tracking Station (HTS), Kaena Pt., HI
  • New Hampshire Station (NHS), New Boston AFS, NH
  • Thule Tracking Station (TTS), Thule AB, Greenland
  • Telemetry & Command Station (TCS), Oakhanger, England
  • Vandenberg Tracking Station (VTS), Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Transportable Vehicle Checkout Facility - East (TVCF-E or EVCF), Cape Canaveral AFS, FL
  • Camp Parks Communication Annex (CPCA), Pleasanton, CA