DARPA hands Air Force operational oversight of new space telescope

By Courtney Albon / October 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency this week transferred to the Air Force operational oversight of a space telescope designed to view and track objects in geosynchronous orbit. The Space Surveillance Telescope was built by DARPA and has been developed and tested at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Now that Air Force Space Command has assumed control of the telescope, the service will move the sensor to Australia -- a plan it announced in 2013 to help...

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