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Kaena Point – The watchers on Oahu

Woman's reflection

Chancy Cabrea, Space Delta 6 – Cyberspace Operations, Satellite Control Network maintainer, is reflected in the equipment panels of an operations floor at Kaena Point Space Force Station, Hawaii, Sept. 13, 2022. The Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station was renamed to reflect its role in the U.S. Space Force in June 2021. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Wise)

mountain view of Oahu

Kaena Point Space Force Station, Hawaii, sits on the western most tip of the island of Oahu, atop the Waianae Mountain Range, Sept. 15, 2022. This station is home to Detachment 3 of the 21st Space Operations Squadron, a unit of Space Delta 6 – Cyberspace Operations, which is headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Wise)

man operating radome

Jason Saloricman, Space Delta 6 – Cyberspace Operations, Satellite Control Network system operator, controls the positioning of a radome at Kaena Point Space Force Station, Hawaii, Sept. 14, 2022. Kaena Point SFS is the oldest active site in the Satellite Control Network and was originally built to support the CORONA program; a series of American strategic reconnaissance satellites produced and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science and Technology. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Wise)

radome

A radome receives data from satellites at Kaena Point Space Force Station, Hawaii, Sept. 14, 2022. Kaena Point SFS is a dual-sided station comprised of a 46-foot diameter (A-side) antenna and a 60-foot (B-side) antenna. In 1990, the B-side antenna was modified to become the first Automated Remote Tracking Station-II operation in the Satellite Control Network. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Wise)

man using equipment

Ronald Samson, Space Delta 6 – Cyberspace Operations, Satellite Control Network maintainer, mans the operations floor to relay information to a Master Control Station at Kaena Point Space Force Station, Hawaii, Sept. 13, 2022. Detachment 3, also known as the Hawaii Tracking Station, is essential to launch, operations, on-orbit command, control, and mission data recovery of over 192 Department of Defense and other national and civil agency satellites, enhancing conventional forces of the U.S. and allied nations. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Wise)

man on computer

Isabelo Morales, Space Delta 6 – Cyberspace Operations, Satellite Control Network maintainer, monitors information from an operations floor at Kaena Point Space Force Station, Hawaii, Sept. 13, 2022. As of Aug. 1, 2011, Detachment 3 is responsible for the Global Positioning System monitor station co-located at Kaena Point. The monitor station tracks the satellites' navigation signals and relays the information to the Master Control Station. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Wise)

KAENA POINT SPACE FORCE STATION, HI -- Chancy Cabrea, Space Delta 6 – Cyberspace Operations, Satellite Control Network maintainer, is reflected in the equipment panels of an operations floor at Kaena Point Space Force Station, Hawaii, Sept. 13, 2022. The Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station was renamed to reflect its role in the U.S. Space Force in June 2021. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Wise)

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