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Cape Cod Air Force Station
Air Force Space Command.png
Part of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
Bourne, Massachusetts
PAVE PAWS Cape Cod AFS 1986.jpg
Aerial view of the Cape Cod PAVE PAWS c.1986.
Coordinates 41°45′12″N 70°32′19″W / 41.7532°N 70.5385°W / 41.7532; -70.5385
Type Long Range Radar Site
Height 100 Feet
Site information
Owner United States Air Force
Controlled by 21st Space Wing
Peterson Air Force Base, CO
Open to
the public
No
Site history
Built Oct. 26, 1976
construction began;
April 4, 1980,
operations began.
Built by U.S. Government
In use 1980-Present
Garrison information
Current
commander
Lt. Col. Max E. Lantz II
Occupants 6th Space Warning Squadron

Cape Cod Air Force Station is a US Air Force station located in the northwest corner of Joint Base Cape Cod, USA, on Flatrock Hill in Massachusetts. It consists of one PAVE PAWS radar station and is in continuous operation.

The facility became operational April 4, 1980 as Cape Cod Missile Early Warning Station, but was renamed Cape Cod Air Force Station on January 5, 1982.[1]

The facility became home to the 6th Space Warning Squadron after the closure of the North Truro Air Force Station in North Truro, Massachusetts.

Mission[edit]

PAVE PAWS and BMEWS coverage

Its main mission is to track space debris, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. It also tracked the spy satellite USA-193 before it was shot down. Its secondary mission is tracking Earth-orbiting objects such as the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, any object that deviates from its known orbit, or any new orbiting objects.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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csmng
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:11:15 -0700

CAPE COD AIR FORCE STATION, Mass. — Crews hoist the turbine pod for a wind turbine at Cape Cod AFS in Massachusetts. Since the pair of 1.6 MW turbines went online in 2014 hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy credits were realized by the ...

Microgrid Knowledge

Microgrid Knowledge
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 04:00:00 -0800

Otis Military microgrid Otis Air National Guard Base is developing a military microgrid on Cape Cod, Massachusetts that will make the Otis Air National Guard Base electrically self-sufficient. All of the power will come from renewable energy. Timothy ...

ARRL

ARRL
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 13:11:15 -0800

As updating of the Pave PAWS radar installation gets under way at the Cape Cod Air Force Station in Massachusetts, the US Air Force has reached out to the Amateur Radio community to continue the positive working relationship developed between the two ...
 
Air Force Link
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:01:51 -0700

It's not just the leaves that are changing at Cape Cod Air Force Station. The Air Force station is also changing the way it gets electricity as two new giant wind turbines are being installed at the 6th Space Warning Squadron. The new wind turbines can ...

Air Force Link

Air Force Link
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:33:45 -0700

Steve Mellin, 6th Space Warning Squadron support officer, stands before two wind turbine power generators on Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014. The two wind turbines provide Cape Cod AFS with nearly 50 percent of their power needs and ...

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Pactrick Air Force Base
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:36:08 -0700

10/9/2012 - CAPE COD AIR FORCE STATION, Mass. -- Change is blowing into Cape Cod Air Force Station as two new wind turbines are installed at the 6th Space Warning Squadron, saving an estimated $1 million a year in energy costs. According to Steve ...
 
Signal Magazine
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:18:45 -0800

Work will be performed at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska; Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; Beale Air Force Base, California; Thule Air Base, Greenland; Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom; Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota ...

Business Wire (press release)

Business Wire (press release)
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 06:30:00 -0700

SSPARS is comprised of five radar sites in the Northern Hemisphere: Beale Air Force Base, California; Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; Clear Air Force Station, Alaska; Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom; and Thule Air Base, Greenland.
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