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New Boston Space Force Station is located in Hillsborough County of south central New Hampshire. It was transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force in the summer of 2020. It was originally established in 1942 as a practice area for bombers and fighter planes from nearby Grenier Army Air Field (now Manchester–Boston Regional Airport). Starting in 1959, it was turned into a satellite-tracking station, providing the facilities most prominent feature, the weatherproof radomes which dot the hillside.
New Boston SFS is operated by the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, a geographically-separated unit of Space Delta 6, part of Space Base Delta 1 at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado.
New Boston Space Force Station hosted a wood-energy fact-finding summit, Oct. 20, 2021, to discuss using wood as an alternate power source, the potential cost savings, and ways to meet the U.S. Space Force renewable energy targets.
The summit, held on National Bioenergy Day, was a collaborative forum led by Lt. Col. David Zesinger, NBSFS commander and included four panel sessions:
The state of New Hampshire regards wood energy as renewable and recent EPA policy guidance states wood energy could potentially be regarded as carbon neutral. Each panel had a moderator who led the panel’s discussion. Panelists shared their experiences and perspectives on wood energy and fielded questions from the local audience. The local audience included USSF/USAF personnel, representatives from the local communities as well as the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation. The summit was also accessible via Zoom and included an audience from a National Bioenergy Day event.
After the panel sessions, NBSFS hosted a “burger burn” lunch, followed by a guided site tour of the 2800-acre NBSFS woodland and historic sites. Click here to see highlights of the summit. To watch the summit session click here.