23rd Space Operations Squadron

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The 23rd Space Operations Squadron (23 SOPS) is a United States Air Force unit of the 50th Network Operations Group, itself a part of the 50th Space Wing, and is located at New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire.


The 23rd Space Operations Squadron is one of eight Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) Remote Tracking Stations, providing United States Strategic Command with critical satellite command and control capability to more than 150 Department of Defense, national and civilian satellites performing intelligence, weather, navigation, early-warning and communications operations.


The 23rd SOPS provides access to space and cyberspace by operating and maintaining the largest AFSCN remote tracking station at New Boston Air Force Station in New Hampshire. The squadron provides on-orbit tracking, telemetry, commanding and mission data retrieval services. The squadron also operates and maintains a Defense Satellite Communications System, Heavy Earth Terminal, and Defense Meteorological Satellite Program for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

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