Missiles tracked by STSS demonstration satellites

Short-range missiles launched during an Airborne Laser Test Bed (ALTB) exercise were monitored and tracked by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration satellites. The STSS track sensor cued faster than in previous tests. The MDA is pursuing the program as a space-based sensor component of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Data from the STSS satellites supports development of a future operational satellite constellation for the BMDS. The STSS satellites were built by Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon.


FOR MORE INFORMATION visit www.northropgrumman.com and www.raytheon.com.

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