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Cape Cod Air Force Station

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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
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.
In use 1980-Present
Built by U.S. Government
Height 100 Feet
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 the Massachusetts Military Reservation, USA, on Flatrock Hill. 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.

External links[edit]


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