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United States Army Space Command (USARSPACE) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) USARSPACE is the Army's Component Command to U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM). It is responsible for commanding and controlling: the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) Operations Centers; the Army National Missile Defense Element; the Army Space Control Forces (Anti-Satellites (ASATs)); Theater Ballistic Missile Early Warning, the Kwajalein Missile Complex, and other forces and operational facilities as assigned. USARSPACE deploys space assets and expertise in support of contingency operations and operations other than war.

Description (U):

(U) USARSPACE began in September 1984 as an Army Staff Field Element. The Field Element acted as liaison to U. S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) and initiated planning for Army participation in the new unified U. S. Space Command (USSPACECOM). In September 1985, the Staff Element was redesignated as the Army Space Planning Group and became the Army element of the newly formed USSPACECOM. In August 1986, the group was redesignated again as the Army Space Agency.

(U) On 7 April 1988, the USARSPACE was activated and organized to support the Field Army. It absorbed the planning and support functions of the Army Space Agency and assumed operational space missions. In August 1992, USARSPACE became an element of the newly formed U. S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command (renamed the U.S, Army Space and Missile Defense Command, October 1997). Since 1992, USARSPACE has made invaluable contributions in support of Army warfighters in both contingency operations and major exercises. The USARSPACE leadership and staff are truly leading the way for the Force Projection Army as it enters the 21st Century.

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

Images (U):

A Soldier at WorkUS Army Space Command Soldier at Work
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Related Initiatives (U):
US Space Command (USSPACECOM)United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)
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Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Military Hqtrs & Space CommandsMilitary Headquarters and Space Commands
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Road Map Placements (U):

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Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Defense Link
1997 Space Surveillance Dev Plan
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Lead Office (U):

(U) Army.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) U.S. Space Command, USSPACECOM, Open Phone: (719) 554-6889.
(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 01 February 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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