Space Delta 6
Emblem of Space Delta 6
Founded24 July 2020; 10 months ago (2020-07-24)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeDelta
RoleCyberspace operations
Part of
Space Operations Command
HeadquartersSchriever Air Force Base, Colorado, U.S.
Websitewww.schriever.spaceforce.mil/Units/Space-Delta-6/
Commanders
CommanderCol Roy V. Rockwell
SuperintendentCMSgt Michael C. Dyer

Space Delta 6 (DEL 6) is a delta of the United States Space Force, assured access to space through the $6.8 billion Satellite Control Network and defensive cyberspace capabilities for space mission systems.[1]

Activated on 24 July 2020, the delta is headquartered at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Its current commander is Colonel Roy V. Rockwell.[2][3][4]

It replaced the 50th Network Operations Group, which had been part of the former 50th Space Wing.[4][5]

Structure

Name Function Headquarters Cyberspace systems Detachments
Squadrons
21st Space Operations Squadron Pacific Satellite Control Network operations, Global Positioning System ground infrastructure, Western Range launch support, and defensive cyber operations[6] Vandenberg Air Force Base, California Satellite Control Network Detachment 1: Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
Detachment 2: Joint Region Marianas, Guam
Kaena Point Air Force Station, Hawaii
Operating Location: Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Marshall Islands
22nd Space Operations Squadron Satellite Control Network command and control[7] Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Satellite Control Network
23rd Space Operations Squadron Atlantic Satellite Control Network operations, Global Positioning System ground infrastructure, and Eastern Range launch support[8] New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire Satellite Control Network Detachment 1: Thule Air Base, Greenland
Operating Location: RAF Ascension Island, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Operating Location: RAF Oakhanger, United Kingdom
Operating Location: Patrick Space Force Base, Florida
61st Cyber Squadron Defensive cyber operations[9] Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
62nd Cyber Squadron Defensive cyber operations Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado[10]

Commander

No. Commander[2] Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
1
Rockwell, Roy V.Colonel
Roy V. Rockwell
24 July 2020Incumbent319 days

References

  1. ^ https://www.schriever.spaceforce.mil/Units/Space-Delta-6/
  2. ^ a b "Delta 8 Fact Sheet". Schriever Air Force Base. July 24, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Space Force reorganizes former Air Force space wings into "Deltas" and "Garrisons"". SpaceNews. SpaceNews. July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Space Force Announces Significant Reorganization". Air Force Magazine. July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.schriever.spaceforce.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2226859/50th-sw-activates-750th-og/
  6. ^ https://www.schriever.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/275813/21st-space-operations-squadron/
  7. ^ https://www.schriever.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/275812/22nd-space-operations-squadron/
  8. ^ https://www.schriever.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/275805/23rd-space-operations-squadron/
  9. ^ https://www.schriever.spaceforce.mil/Units/Space-Delta-6/
  10. ^ https://www.afcea.org/signal/chapternews/index.cfm?action=details&id=4560

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Government.