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Optical Engineering

The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Author(s): David A. Nichols
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Paper Abstract

The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) is man-aged within the Space and Missile Systems OrganizatiOn (SAMSO) (LA AFS, CA) of the Air Force Systems Com-mand. DMSP is an all blue-suit organization comprising: technical and management functions of the system provided by the Deputy for Defense Meteorological Satellite Systems, SAMSO, (LA AFS, CA); command and control functions provided by the 4000th Aerospace Applications Group, SAC, (OFFUTT AFB, NB); launch activities provided by the 10th Aerospace Defense Squadron, ADC, (Vandenburg AFB, CA); Logistics from AFLC; training from ATC; and Communications from AFCS. IMSP is a triservice program satisfying specific Army, Navy, and Air Force mission related requirements. The Air Force Global Weather Central, MAC, (OFF UTT AFB, NB) is the primary Air Force user of the satellite data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1975
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(4) doi: 10.1117/12.7971832
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 4
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David A. Nichols, USAF, Space and Missile Systems Organization (United States)


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