Don’t Touch Their Junk: USAF’s SSA Tracking Space Debris


Kessler Syndrome

September 30/15: Lockheed Martin’s Space Fence system has passed an Air Force Critical Design Review, according to a company press release external link. Passing the CDR now means that the full-scale Space Fence System radar and facilities can be constructed on Kwajalein Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands. Designed to serve as a second-generation space surveillance radar system, the Space Fence will allow the Air Force to track satellites and space debris.


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Space Fence concept(click to view full) Space is big. Objects in space are very dangerous to each other. Countries that intend to launch objects into space need to know what’s out there, in order to avoid disasters like the 2009 collision of 2 orbital satellites. All they need to do is track many thousands of […]

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