Latest Space Based Space Surveillance Stories

2010-09-27 14:28:00

CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force successfully launched on September 25 a Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite into its initial low earth orbit, with support from TASC's Rocket Systems Launch Program team. The launch was the second utilizing the Minotaur IV launch vehicle, which has allowed the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development and Test Wing to increase significantly its capability to deliver larger payloads to orbit. The...

2010-09-27 06:25:00

The Air Force said that a U.S. space surveillance satellite was launched late Saturday from the central California coast. Officials from Vandenberg Air Force Base said in a news release that the Minotaur 4 rocket launched at 9:41 p.m. Pacific time while carrying the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite launched. The satellite was designed to detect and monitor space debris, as well as satellites and other space objects that could threaten national security, communications and weather...

2010-09-21 07:05:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and its teammate Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. today announced that the Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite and ground system have completed final testing. The satellite is scheduled to be launched Sept. 25 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100921/LA68365) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100921/LA68365) Once...

2010-07-06 05:55:00

An Air Force satellite that will provide the first continuous tracking of thousands of pieces of space debris and hundreds of satellites is set to launch on Thursday. The new Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite is set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and will give scientists a full-time view of the increasingly congested traffic in Earth's orbit. The Air Force currently lacks such a system, and must rely instead on a ground-based global network of radar and...

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