OSPO is the primary intermediary between civil sector users of data and operational environmental satellites, and is also responsible for transmitting data to remote receiving stations.
The Office of Satellite Products and Operations (OSPO) collects, processes, and distributes environmental satellite data and products about Earth's weather, atmosphere, oceans, and land, plus the conditions in space, to data users, 24/7. OSPO consists of four divisions: Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station (FCDAS), Satellite Products and Services Division (SPSD), Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station (WCDAS), and Mission Operations Division (MOD).
It supports the launch, activation, and evaluation of new satellites and the in-depth assessment of satellite and ground systems anomalies. It prepares plans and procedures for responding to satellite and ground anomalies and establishes and coordinates the schedules for satellite operation and data acquisition to meet users' needs. The office also evaluates the technical performance of the satellites and maintains current information and future predictions on satellite orbits and attitudes. It evaluates the effectiveness of the operational facilities and procedures in terms of the quality, quantity, coverage, and timeliness of the data acquired.