1st Range Operations Squadron
1 ROPS emblem
Active1 December 2003–present
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
RoleSpace launch
Part ofSpace Launch Delta 45
HeadquartersPatrick Space Force Base, Florida, U.S.
James E. Smith
Former 1st Range Operations Squadron emblem

The 1st Range Operations Squadron (1 ROPS) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for executing real-time command and control of the Eastern Range in support of spacelift operations, ballistic missile test and evaluation, and aeronautical test and evaluation. It is under Space Launch Delta 45 and headquartered at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida. It was activated on 1 December 2003.[1]

List of commanders

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See also


  1. ^ https://ww38.usafunithistory.com/PDF/1-4/1%20RANGE%20OPERATIONS%20SQ.pdf
  2. ^ "Faulstich Selected Commander of 1st Range Operations Squadron - WTCA". 6 May 2014.
  3. ^ "1st ROPS change of command". 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ "45th Space Wing welcomes new OSS and 1ROPS commander". 14 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Space Force's new delta organizations will help the service keep up with growing launch cadence". 16 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Military officials forecast 87 launches from Florida's Space Coast in 2023". 2 January 2023.