Flashcards in Fun 138-Space Support for Jopint Air Ops Deck (6)
SOB: Explain the unique characteristics of space that differentiate it from the air, land, and sea.
No Geographical Boundaries, Motion not affected by the Earth’s Surface, Space Weather and Debris
SOB: Describe the unique planning and operational considerations for space planners.
Global Access, predictable orbits, Space capabilities may be vulnerable, timing considerations, legal considerations
SOB: Explain the characteristics of the four space mission areas.
1. Space force enhancement – ISR, Missile Warning, Environmental Monitoring, Communications and Position, Velocity, Time, and Navigation (PNT)
2. Space Support – Spacelift, satellite ops, Reconstitution of Space Forces
3. Space Control – Prevention, negation and protection
4. Space Force Application: DOD policy defines space force application as combat operations in, through, and from space to influence the course and outcome of conflict.
SOB: Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC).
The JSpOC uses the space tasking cycle to translate both CDRUSSTRATCOM and JFC objectives, priorities, and intent into a coherent, synchronized plan. The Joint Space Tasking Order (JSTO), a key product of the space tasking cycle (similar to the Air Operations Center’s [AOC] air tasking cycle), is used to task and execute AFSPC assigned and attached space forces. A key difference is the JSTO is produced on a weekly basis, whereas the Air Tasking Order (ATO) is produced daily.
SOB: Explain the differences between the three categories of space forces.
Global Space Forces in Theater Counterspace Operations: Global space forces are military space assets, normally assigned to USSTRATCOM that support national objectives and multiple theaters; Deployable Space Forces in Theater Counterspace Operations: Deployable space assets are space forces that can or must move forward to a theater to support operations. For example, JTAGS is a deployable system providing CCDRs with direct downlinked, in-theater early warning of ballistic missile launches; Theater Organic Forces in Theater Counterspace Operations: Organic space forces, normally OPCON to the JFC, are those that are embedded in theater in anticipation of their use in theater operations.