COLORADO SPRINGS – Four years after launch of the first of a new fleet of missile-warning satellites, the U.S. Air Force is planning to test the system’s newest technology – a powerful infrared staring sensor – in an operational assessment. The operational assessment is set to begin in November and last 5-6 months, according to Jeff Smith, vice president of military space programs-operations at Lockheed Martin, which manufactures the Space-Based Infrared System ...


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