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Ground Breaking Satellite Control Facility

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif -- An infrastructure model is displayed of a new satellite control facility on Jan. 23. The new facility finds its home at Vandenberg due to the close of Onizuka Air Force Base in Sunnyvale, California where the 21st Space Operations Squadron resides. The new infrastructure will house command and control instruments as well as satellite operators to support the space mission. These operations include missile warning systems, meteorological data, NASA launch and re-entry missions, and intelligence related projects. As many as 500 operations a day can take place using antennas around the world to link networks and satellites essential to national security. The facility is expected to be completed by October, 2009. (U. S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

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