Maui Space Surveillance Site (MSSS)
The Maui Space Surveillance Site (MSSS) includes the Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS) is an asset of the US Air Force Materiel Command's Phillips Laboratory. the
Maui Optical Tracking and Identification Facility (MOTIF), and a Ground-based Electro-Optical
Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) site operated by US Air Force Space Command.
Located at the summit of Haleakala, on the island of Maui, in
the state of Hawaii, the facility is at an elevation of 3000 meters, and a
latitude of 20.7 degrees north. This site is characterized by a relatively stable climate of clear, dry
air, with low levels of particulants and minimal light pollution. The site is the only one of its kind in
the world, combining operational satellite tracking facilities (MOTIF and GEODSS) with a
research and development facility (AMOS).
Maintained by Steven Aftergood
Originally created by John Pike
Updated May 12, 2004