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Ground-Base Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance

(GEODSS)
(initiative to track artificial spacecraft including space junk)

The Ground-Base Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) is US Air Force organization/initiative to track artificial satellites and other spacecraft, including abandoned equipment, etc. (space junk). It monitors a shell around Earth beginning about 3000 miles above the surface, and extending beyond geosynchronous orbit distance. It operates telescopes at three sites.


(survey,space)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Space_Surveillance_Network#Ground-based_Electro-Optical_Deep_Space_Surveillance
https://www.afspc.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Article/249016/ground-based-electro-optical-deep-space-surveillance/
https://www2.l3t.com/brashear/products/geodss.htm

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