117th Space Support Bn.

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On Order, the 117th Space Battalion plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and executes space and technical operations in support of Army, Joint, Combined Forces and Civil Authorities.

USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions. It serves as the Army force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities.

Army space support teams (ARSSTs) rapidly deploy globally, providing warfighters the ability to fully leverage space capabilities by providing space products and expertise to field units, enhancing their intelligence and operation planning capabilities. Each ARSST is composed of a six-Soldier space force enhancement (SFE) analysis team of two officers and four enlisted Soldiers, each having a unique space-related skill

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) deploys ARSSTs from within the 1st Space Brigade, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. ARSSTs provide situational awareness of space capabilities, assets, products and their impact on operations. Teams integrate within divisions, corps, joint task force (JTF), Marine Expeditionary Force, theater sustainment commands, and ASCC Headquarters.

This battalion has three companies under it: 
 - 217th Space Support Co.
 - 1158th Space Support Co.
 - HHC, 117th Space Bn.

117th Space Support Bn. is located in Colorado Springs (Newport). They can be reached at 720-250-3884.

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U.S. Army Maj. Benjamin Eastep, team leader of Army Space Support Team 21, 117th Space Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard, directs team level training with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexis Madrigal and U.S. Army Sgt. Bruce Conrad in preparation for their upcoming deployment to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility. Army Space Support Teams provide essential space imagery and intelligence products, analysis, and advice to division operations domestically and in support of contingency operations worldwide.
(U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Sheeley)
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By U.S. Army Spc. Ashley Low | Nov. 2, 2018
The Colorado Army National Guard will host a departure ceremony for Army Space Support Team – 21, comprised of Soldiers from the 1158th Space Support Company, 117th Space Battalion, at the Denver Armory, Nov. 3, 2018, at 1 p.m.

​Army Space Support Teams command center: ARSSTs provide space-based imagery, intelligence and information to assist combatant commanders in mission planning and decision-making. ARSST teams are highly specialized with many skillsets.  They train specifically for space operations. (CONG archives)
Colo. Army National Guard space team deploys to Middle East
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | April 13, 2018
Army Space Support Teams command center: ARSSTs provide space-based imagery, intelligence and information to assist combatant commanders in mission planning and decision-making. ARSST teams are highly specialized with many skillsets. They train specifically for space operations.

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