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Boeing upgrades advanced electro-optical system for space surveillance

The Boeing Co. has completed a two-year upgrade of the advanced electro-optical system (AEOS) telescope for research and space situational awareness for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The Air Force has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for AEOS, which is ready to provide imagery and surveillance of objects in near-Earth and deep-space orbits. The AEOS is designed to improve the quality of space data at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex facility in Hawaii. Primarily intended for Department of Defense space surveillance missions, the telescope is also used by scientific and academic astronomy communities from across the U.S.

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