Patrick Space Force Base, previously known as Patrick Air Force Base, is a United States Space Force installation located between Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach, in Brevard County, Florida, USA.
The base was named in honor of Major General Mason Patrick, a key early figure in the history of American airpower. It’s situated on the east coast of Florida and plays a crucial role in space launches, particularly from the nearby Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
It’s home to the 45th Space Wing (45 SW), which controls and operates Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and the Eastern Range. This organization is responsible for the launch and recovery of Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, and commercial manned and unmanned space systems.