(U) The Misawa Passive Radio Frequency (RF) space surveillance site tracks satellites using RF signal emmisions to compute angle of arrival observations. This site provides coverage of geosynchronous satellites utilizing the Deep Space Tracking System (DSTS).
(U) The 2nd Command and Control Squadron (2CACS) housed at Schriever AFB, is the command and control node for the passive radio frequency (RF) sensors, one of which is the space surveillance site at Misawa, Japan supported by the 3rd Space Surveillance Squadron. This site is used for the tracking of geosynchronous space objects.
(U) Loss of Misawa would have dramatic impact on the deep space surveillance mission and maintenance of the space catalogue.
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(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 808-6040, DSN 898-6040.
(U) 28 August 1998
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001