Air Force Space Command News Service 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 1999

Leonids meteor storm

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Initial indications show that the Leonids storm did
not adversely affect Air Force Space Command satellite constellations. AFSPC officials
are continuing to assess each satellite for any residual damage.

As a matter of policy AFSPC does not comment on the status of
individual satellites. Command officials said it may be several weeks before an anomaly
caused by a Leonids impact may emerge.

Just as the Global Positioning System satellites still provide accurate, instantaneous and
reliable information to civilian users throughout the world, AFSPC military satellites
continue to provide unequalled support to the men and women in America’s uniform.