MAUI, Hawaii – The U.S. Air Force and Canada are partnering on a proposal for an upcoming space surveillance mission, a senior Defense Department official said Sept. 21.
The Air Force expects to release in October a formal solicitation fo…
The Air Force said July 22 it still plans to launch the next Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system in 2021.
Although the Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) follow-on mission has been described by the U.S. Air Force as one that would feature dedicated government satellites, industry officials say the service recently indicated it is open to a different approach.
Two high-priority Defense Department initiatives to more closely monitor and manage space activity — the Joint Space Operations Center Mission System and the follow-on to the Space Based Space Surveillance system Block 10 satellite — could face delays.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $152 million contract June 18 to continue supporting one of the service’s primary space surveillance satellites.