Patrick Air Force Base 1968-1975 AOCC The   focal   point   for   command   and   control   of   the Air   Force   EC-135N ARIA   is   through   a   command post located in the Aircraft Operations Control Center (AOCC) at Patrick AFB, Florida. It   is   from   this   command   center   that   deployment   and   monitoring   of   the   ARIA   is   maintained. Using   a   complex   worldwide   communications   network,   personnel   on   duty   at   the   AOCC   make certain   that   the ARIA   covering   an Apollo   flight   are   in   position   to   support   the   mission   at   the   right place and at the right time. Personnel   at   the   AOCC   are   in   continuous   contact   with   all   airborne   aircraft,   regardless   of   their worldwide   location.   The   AOCC   is   linked   to   a   network   communication   system   made   up   of   both the   NASA   Manned   Space   Flight   and   Department   of   Defense   networks.   There   are   two   circuit links   between   the   AOCC   and   each   ARIA.   One   circuit   permits   communications   between   the crews   in   the   aircraft   and   personnel   at   the   AOCC.   The   other   circuit   is   configured   to   relay   voice contact   with   the   astronauts   through   Cape   Kennedy Air   Force   Station   where   it   is   tied-in   with   the NASA network and fed to MCC in Houston. The   AOCC   team   acts   as   a   key   communication   link   between   the   Mission   Control   Center, Goddard,   and   ARIA.   The   system   can   receive,   verify,   and   relay   voice   and   teletype   messages and information. The   AOCC   team   acts   as   a   key   communication   link   between   the   Mission   Control   Center, Goddard,   and   ARIA.   The   system   can   receive,   verify,   and   relay   voice   and   teletype   messages and information. Throughout   the   entire   mission,   constant   updated   spacecraft   trajectory   information   is   provided   to the   AOCC   from   the   MCC   in   Houston.   If,   for   any   reason,   the   planned   orbit   of   the   spacecraft changes,   the   MCC   can   query   the AOCC   about   the   feasibility   of   redeploying   the ARIA.   By   use   of high   speed   computers,   personnel   in   the AOCC   can   provide   alternate   test   support   positions   and compensate   for   almost   any   contingency.   In   addition,   they   continuously   monitor   the   quality   of the ARIA support. Source: USAF
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Patrick Air Force Base 1968-1975 AOCC The   focal   point   for   command   and   control   of   the   Air Force    EC-135N    ARIA    is    through    a    command    post located    in    the    Aircraft    Operations    Control    Center (AOCC) at Patrick AFB, Florida. It   is   from   this   command   center   that   deployment   and monitoring   of   the ARIA   is   maintained.   Using   a   complex worldwide   communications   network,   personnel   on   duty at   the   AOCC   make   certain   that   the   ARIA   covering   an Apollo   flight   are   in   position   to   support   the   mission   at the right place and at the right time. Personnel   at   the   AOCC   are   in   continuous   contact   with all    airborne    aircraft,    regardless    of    their    worldwide location.     The     AOCC      is      linked      to      a      network communication    system    made    up    of    both    the    NASA Manned    Space    Flight    and    Department    of    Defense networks.    There    are    two    circuit    links    between    the AOCC      and      each      ARIA.      One      circuit      permits communications   between   the   crews   in   the   aircraft   and personnel   at   the AOCC.   The   other   circuit   is   configured to    relay    voice    contact    with    the    astronauts    through Cape   Kennedy Air   Force   Station   where   it   is   tied-in   with the NASA network and fed to MCC in Houston. The   AOCC   team   acts   as   a   key   communication   link between    the    Mission    Control    Center,    Goddard,    and ARIA.   The   system   can   receive,   verify,   and   relay   voice and teletype messages and information. The   AOCC   team   acts   as   a   key   communication   link between    the    Mission    Control    Center,    Goddard,    and ARIA.   The   system   can   receive,   verify,   and   relay   voice and teletype messages and information. Throughout     the     entire     mission,     constant     updated spacecraft    trajectory    information    is    provided    to    the AOCC   from   the   MCC   in   Houston.   If,   for   any   reason, the   planned   orbit   of   the   spacecraft   changes,   the   MCC can     query     the     AOCC     about     the     feasibility     of redeploying     the     ARIA.     By     use     of     high     speed computers,     personnel     in     the    AOCC     can     provide alternate   test   support   positions   and   compensate   for almost   any   contingency.   In   addition,   they   continuously monitor the quality of the ARIA support. Source: USAF