SSC PACIFIC SPACE SYSTEMS
Space is the ultimate high ground, providing our nation and our allies with significant capabilities to support modern military concepts and operations. Space systems allow our warfighters to sense their environment clearly, communicate reliably, navigate precisely, and strike accurately. They have become so indispensable that the United States’ future military success will largely be predicated upon our ability to influence the battlefield both from and through space.
As the Navy’s pre-eminent laboratory for integrated C4ISR solutions, SSC Pacific is committed to delivering enhanced capability in U.S. Navy information warfare. To assure the Navy’s continued advantage in the space domain—and thereby provide a solid foundation for achieving dominance in information warfare—SSC Pacific provides innovative capabilities for U.S. Navy operations in space, both by maximizing existing systems and by developing emerging technologies.
SSC Pacific Unique Space Capabilities
In addition to supporting major space programs of record, SSC Pacific is focused on developing space systems that assure their relevance in the future battlefield by incorporating dynamic constellations of heterogeneous, adaptive and reconfigurable platforms of various sizes and capabilities, all able to operate in denied or degraded environments.
SOME OF SSC PACIFIC’S CURRENT SPACE EFFORTS
Mobile User Objective System (MUOS): MUOS is a Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) system that supports a worldwide, multiservice population of users in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band. The MUOS system provides increased communications capabilities to newer generations of tactical radios through Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) cellular technology, while still providing interoperability with legacy UHF terminals.
Integrated Communications Extension Capability (ICE-Cap): ICE-Cap will launch a low-earth orbiting nanosatellite (CubeSat) with a communications "crosslink" to the MUOS satellites in geosynchronous orbit.
Vector Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD): The Vector JCTD launched two nanosatellites into orbit in November 2013 to test advanced communications capabilities.
The Global Positioning and Navigation Systems (GPNS): GPNS tasking primarily involves the NAVSTAR global positioning system (GPS), a space-based radio navigation system that provides position, velocity, and time, both globally and continually. SSC Pacific engineers and scientists provide system engineering, and inservice engineering support, primarily to the Navigation Systems Program at PEO C4I (PMW/A170) and the GPS Directorate in Los Angeles, as well as conduct basic and applied research supporting development and/or test of new and/or future capabilities.
Joint MILSATCOM Network Integrated (JMINI): An ACAT-IVT program of record, JMINI provides centralized control and access for all DoD UHF DAMA and DASA satellite channels worldwide, as well as remote communications planning and management of UHF satellite channels. This removes the "air gap" between the communications planner and the control sites.
With the Warfighter
SSC Pacific is providing around-the-clock support in the area of responsibility to assist and maintain operational readiness for systems providing imagery data in support of the C2 mission.
USSTRATCOM is establishing a new, 1 million square foot headquarters facility at Offutt Air Force Base (AFB) Nebraska. In support, SSC Pacific tasking requires us to have on-site expertise, with reach-back to Hawaii and San Diego offices, to design, develop, procure, integrate, install, and transition C4I/IT capabilities into the new C2 facility.