|Space Delta 7|
|Founded||24 July 2020|
|Branch||United States Space Force|
|Role||Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance|
|Headquarters||Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, U.S.|
|Commander||Col Brett T. Swigert|
|Vice Commander||Lt Col Erik Schwarz|
|Superintendent||CMSgt Thomas S. Drake|
Space Delta 7 (DEL 7) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) for the United States Space Force. The delta provides actionable and time-sensitive intelligence for space domain operations including detection, characterization and targeting of adversary space capabilities. The unit employs a variety of fixed and mobile sensors across the globe operated by intelligence professionals to enable its mission to gain and maintain information dominance in the space domain in the execution of National Defense Strategy priorities. It is headquartered at Peterson Space Force Base.
Delta 7 was activated on 24 July 2020 with the redesignation of the United States Air Force's 544th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group. On 3 September 2020, the delta activated the 73rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron after the inactivation of the 18th Intelligence Squadron. It gained two additional squadrons on 11 September 2020 with the activation of the 71st Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron and 72nd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron.
On 8 January 2021, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe designated the "Space Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance enterprise" the 18th member of the United States Intelligence Community.
The Space Delta 7 emblem contains the 7 stars of the constellation Ursa Major (Latin for "Great Bear), also often called "The Big Dipper" or "The Plough", at the bottom. A bear holding a key is in the center. A key often symbolizes cryptography or intelligence collection in US military heraldry. The star at the top of the emblem is Polaris, the current North star, which can be found by extending an imaginary line from 2 of the stars in The Big Dipper.
Space Delta 7 is composed of the three following squadrons. It also plans to add three new squadrons: a threat analysis squadron; a targeting squadron; and a processing, exploitation, and dissemination squadron.
|71st Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron||Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support to space mission deltas||Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado||Detachment 1: Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado|
5 other detachments
|72nd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron||Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance||Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado||3 detachments|
|73rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron||Global ISR operations to support the research, development and acquisition of future space capabilities.||Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio||Detachment 2: Osan Air Base, Korea|
|Portrait||Name||Took office||Left office||Duration|
Chandler P. Atwood
|24 July 2020||7 May 2022||1 year, 287 days|||
Brett T. Swigert
|7 May 2022||Incumbent||157 days|||