Space Force confident about launching new missile warning system in 2025

By Apurva Minchekar / November 30, 2023 at 11:39 AM
The Space Force is confident it will launch its new missile warning system in 2025 despite several challenges that could interrupt the schedule identified by a government watchdog agency. The Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program is a five-satellite missile warning system consisting of three Geosynchronous Earth Orbit space vehicles and two polar-orbiting space vehicles. “The U.S. Space Force’s Next Gen OPIR GEO program is on track for a 2025 initial launch capability and has sufficient funding,” Col. Leroy Brown,...

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