Searching for satellite protection in contested space

Oct. 29, 2019
Sandia National Laboratories launches seven-year campaign to develop autonomous satellite protection for spacecraft operating in contested space.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As long as human beings have been sending satellites into space, they have been contemplating ways to destroy them. In recent years, the technology behind anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons has progressed considerably. Universe Today reports. Continue reading original article

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29 Oct. 2019 -- What’s more, the ability to launch and destroy them extends beyond the two traditional superpowers (the U.S. and Russia) to include newcomers like India, China, and others.

For this reason, Sandia National Laboratories – a federal research center headquartered in New Mexico – has launched a seven-year campaign to develop autonomous satellite protection systems.

Known as the Science and Technology Advancing Resilience for Contested Space (STARCS), this campaign will fund the creation of hardware and software that will allow satellites to defend themselves.

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