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 ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "New USAF Satellites To Spy On Other Satellites ".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.