Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado
|Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado|
|Part of Buckley Air Force Base|
|Type||Satellite ground station|
|Owner||United States Air Force|
|Controlled by||National Reconnaissance Office|
Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado (ADF-C) is one of three satellite ground stations operated by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in the continental United States. Located within Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado, the facility is responsible for the command and control of reconnaissance satellites involved in the collection of intelligence information and for the dissemination of that intelligence to other U.S. government agencies. The National Security Agency (NSA) Central Security Service (CSS) Colorado Cryptologic Center (CCC) is co-located with ADF-C and employs around 850 NSA personnel.
List of commanders
- Col Cary C. Chun, July 2005–August 2007
- Col David D. Thompson, July 2007–May 2009
- Col Stephen Denker, July 2009–January 2011
- Col Ronald L. Huntley, January 2011–August 2012
- Col B. Chance Saltzman, June 2012–June 2014
- Col Daniel D. Wright III
- Brig Gen Christopher Povak, June 2016–August 2019
- Col Jacob Middleton Jr., 29 August 2019
- Aerospace Data Facility-East
- Aerospace Data Facility-Southwest
- Pine Gap
- RAF Menwith Hill
- European Cryptologic Center
- Georgia Cryptologic Center
- Hawaii Cryptologic Center
- Texas Cryptologic Center
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