DARPA Launches Low-Earth-Orbit Object Tracking Program

The U.S. Defense Department is working to transfer responsibility for space situational awareness to the Commerce Department by fiscal 2024.

Credit: NASA
DARPA has kicked off its Space-domain Wide Area Tracking and Characterization (Space-WATCH) program, an effort to convince commercial and government operators to host space situational awareness sensors on their satellites. The research agency wants to track all objects in real time in low Earth...

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