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Maintain the Mission

Senior orbital analyst Wayne Slater, 20th Space Control Squadron Detachment 1, Dahlgren, Va., walks Col. Stephen N. Whiting, 21st Space Wing commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. Tim Omdal, 21st Space Wing command chief, through the process of correlating space debris back to a known satellite. The wing leaders visited the site Oct. 20. Breakup and collision avoidance processing are two key ingredients that allow Detachment 1 to conduct precise command and control of the space surveillance network and maintain space situational awareness. Detachment 1 is one of the 21st Space Wing’s geographically separated units providing space situational awareness around the globe. (Air Force photo by Teresa Watkins)

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