MDA putting new, distributed sensor network on orbit for kill assessment experiment

By Jason Sherman / April 13, 2016 at 2:54 PM
The Missile Defense Agency has begun putting on orbit new sensors attached to a commercial satellite constellation and plans by next year to have in place nearly two-dozen small payloads to collectively form the Spacebased Kill Assessment project, an effort that aims to assess the feasibility of disaggragating key missile defense capabilities resident in large satellites. MDA Director Vice Adm. James Syring said during an April 13 Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing that the new, distributed sensor network project could...

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