MDA eyes 10-satellite constellation to assess HBTSS; GAO says duplicates new SDA sensors

By Jason Sherman / June 22, 2022 at 8:26 PM
The Missile Defense Agency, which has declined to publicly reveal its near-term acquisition plan for the Hypersonic and Ballistic Space Tracking Sensor program, wants to add an additional six satellites by 2025 -- raising the total number in orbit to 10 and after that proceed to a production decision. The Government Accountability Office pulled back the curtain on MDA’s design for HBTSS advanced last October -- but not codified in the fiscal year 2023 budget -- a gambit that would...

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