On 12 December 2023, UK Space Command allocated the UK Space Operations Centre (UKSpOC) a Squadron number as the No 1 Space Operations Squadron.

No 1 Space Operations Squadron, based at RAF High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, exists as part of the UK Space Operations Centre and is Defence’s Command and Control unit for Space.



Personnel collate, analyse, and assess space information to support UK and allied military forces. The Squadron will form a key component of the combined civil-military National Space Operations Centre (NSpOC) when it launches in April 2024.

Within No 1 Space Operations Squadron, military space analysts work with civilian space analysts from the UK Space Agency to monitor the safety of UK Satellites and track orbital events, including potential satellite collisions, severe space weather events, and the re-entry of objects into the Earth’s atmosphere.