2d Space Warning Squadron
|2d Space Warning Squadron|
Defense Support Program satellite
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Part of||Air Force Space Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Buckley AFB, Colorado|
|Nickname(s)||Squawkin' Dogs|
|Motto(s)||Ils Ne Passeront Pas French They Shall Not Pass|
|2d Space Warning Squadron emblem (Approved 2 March 1995)|
The 2d Space Warning Squadron Is part of the 460th Space Wing at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. It operates the Space-Based Infrared System satellites conducting global monitoring for significant infrared events.
Operate and maintain the Space-Based Infrared System satellite constellation and Mission Control Station. Additionally, they report ballistic missile and space launches, nuclear detonations, and infrared data of operational value to the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, combatant commanders, intelligence agencies, and global warfighters.
The 2d has operated ground stations set up to control the Defense Support Program (DSP) and Space-Based Infrared System, space-based surveillance systems configured to detect and report ballistic missile launches, space launches, and nuclear detonations since 1992.
- Constituted as the 2d Space Communications Squadron on 1 May 1992
- Activated on 15 May 1992
- Redesignated 2d Space Warning Squadron on 1 May 1993
- 21st Operations Group, 15 May 1992
- 21st Space Wing, 21 July 1995
- 460th Operations Group, unknown – present
- Space-Based Infrared System satellites (200x-present)
- Defense Support Program satellites (1992–present)
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