The Rosetta comet chaser developed and built by Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency (ESA) has arrived at its destination after flying for more than 10 years and travelling more than six billion kilometres.
The SMC's ORS Office, in partnership with SMC's Space Superiority Systems Directorate and Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, is developing a new mission to answer a United States Strategic Command need for Space Situational Awareness of the geosynchronous earth orbit belt. The Defense Space Council and ORS Executive Committee approved this mission for SMC's ORS Office located at Kirtland AFB, N.M.
During a Missile Defense Agency test of Boeing's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, Raytheon Company's Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) destroyed a complex, long-range ballistic missile target in space.
The demonstrator radar developed by Indra for detecting objects in space has successfully passed the validation tests performed within the European Space Agency's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) preparation programme.