AFSPC Chief Reveals Previously Classified SSA Mission To Launch In Late 2014

By Courtney Albon / February 21, 2014 at 5:47 PM
ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force later this year will launch the first two satellites of a new space-based surveillance program aimed at complementing the service's ground-based sensors by providing coverage in geosynchronous orbit. Air Force Space Command Chief Gen. William Shelton unveiled the previously classified surveillance effort, called the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP), this morning at the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium. The service will deploy the two space situational awareness (SSA) satellites -- both built...

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