U.S. Air Force Space Command awarded
The Solid State Phased Array Radar System (SSPARS) is a complex network of radars that tracks more than 16,000 objects orbiting Earth. The radar system detects and identifies various man-made objects in space, such as active or inactive satellites, rocket parts, and other debris. The system also tracks objects that may enter the atmosphere — information that is vital to air missile defense operations and to protecting against submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
“The contract extension builds on our strong and successful track record in support of Air Force Space Command,” said
SSPARS is capable of conducting about 40,000 space observations daily. System locations include
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