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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.

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August 15, 2014


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