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NRO eyes follow-on tether experiments
The National Reconnaissance Office is considering additional tests using tethered satellites after initial results from the Tether Physics and Survivability (TiPS) program have validated some of the agency's basic assumptions about the tether concept.
"We need at least two more solid experiments" to understand tethers before they could be considered for operational systems, Air Force Col.
Pedro Rustan told The DAILY in an interview.