Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado

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Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado
Part of Buckley Space Force Base
Aurora, Colorado
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Coordinates39°42′06″N 104°45′06″W / 39.70167°N 104.75167°W / 39.70167; -104.75167 (Buckley SFB)
TypeSatellite ground station
Site information
OwnerUnited States Air Force
Controlled byNational Reconnaissance Office
Garrison information
Col Robert J. Schreiner

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 Space 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.[1][2] 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.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "National Reconnaissance Office, Mission Ground Station Declassification, Questions and Answers" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Major Tenant Organizations". Buckley Air Force Base. July 8, 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ Bamford, James (March 15, 2012). "The NSA is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)". Wired. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Report of the National Security Agency Georgia Cryptologic Center Construction Project" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. August 6, 2010. p. 1. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ "NSA/CSS opens newest facility in Georgia". Government Security News. March 6, 2012. Archived from the original on 11 December 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "ADF-Colorado hails Middleton, farewells Brig.Gen. Povak". National Reconnaissance Office.
  8. ^ "COLONEL JACOB MIDDLETON > Schriever Air Force Base > Display". Archived from the original on 21 December 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Schreiner takes command of ADF Colorado".

Coordinates: 39°42′06″N 104°45′06″W / 39.701667°N 104.751667°W / 39.701667; -104.751667