The first two of four U.S. Air Force Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites – designed to provide unprecedented intelligence on orbiting spacecraft – were launched into orbit last night by a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket in the company’s 85th successful boost mission since forming in 2006. These satellites were developed under contract with Orbital Sciences Corp. in secret; their existence was revealed by Air Force Space Command chief ...
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