GPS 3 satellite (Lockheed Martin)
Civilian satellite operators work in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s satellite operations facility Sept. 25, 2014, in Suitland, Md. Detachment 1 of the 50th Space Operations Group, a small unit of four Air Force officers, works with NOAA civilians on the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program – the only weather satellite system in the DOD. The seven-satellite constellation supplies weather data and imagery to the Air Force Weather agency as well as military and civilian organizations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel)