Clark School
This Site umd.edu

News Story

General Dynamics C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies + Lockheed Martin—Ground Work For The Space Fence (Orbital Debris Detection)

General Dynamics C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies + Lockheed Martin—Ground Work For The Space Fence (Orbital Debris Detection)


The new advanced ground-based radar system will enhance the way the U.S. detects and tracks more than 100,000 orbiting objects in space and increase the ability to prevent space-based collisions. The improved situational awareness will help protect space-based assets like the International Space Station from potential collisions that could severely damage, disable or destroy it. The ground structures will house the Space Fence radar elements and other operations related to the Space Fence system. "Just like the precision radio-telescope antennas, General Dynamics C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies' expertise in building exceptionally large, exquisitely engineered structures will contribute to keeping the satellites we depend on for communications, weather forecasting and other services from colliding with space debris," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.

Read More ...

August 15, 2014


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

University of Maryland Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research Announces Keynotes & Event Sponsor OrionAST

UMD Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research Announces 2016 Workshop and Call for Papers

The People in Your Neighborhood:  Dr. Moriba Jah, Space Garbage Man

Junkins presents Theodore von Karman Lecture

Bits and Pieces Of DMSP-13 No Threat To ESA Mission

DoD’s oldest weather satellite explodes, debris field still expanding

Fireballs spotted over western US as Chinese rocket burns up

Earth Pelted by More than 600 Large Debris Items in 2014, NASA Reports

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts