SBSS Readied For VAFB Launch

Posted: September 21, 2010 in Uncategorized
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SBSS's Business End Is On the Right

With NROL-41 in space, the next mission to fly will the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite.

The launch is scheduled for 25 September from Vandenberg’s SLC-8 riding on a Minotaur IV into a 390 mile orbit.

The reason for the 2270 pound SBSS’s existence—to survey space—is the gimbaled camera at the end of the satellite.

Space situational awareness begins with space surveillance.


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