• Completes Critical Design Review (CDR) in support of urgent missile-tracking architecture • Buying and building in tandem enabled rapid demonstration to respond to threats • Follows 2020 Missile Defense Agency prototype award L3Harris Technologies completed the final major design milestone on the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) […]
“We need to recognize that we can no longer operate in the somewhat static ‘spy vs spy’ conditions of the Cold War and that we are dealing with a technologically advanced and ever-adapting adversary who has both the know-how and funding to continually push us on every front,” former Pentagon official Doug Loverro said.
The United States is still in the discussion phase of whether or not space systems should be considered a critical infrastructure sector, while adversary China reportedly tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, Dr. Dawn Beyer, Lockheed Martin senior fellow, said Tuesday during the Value of Space Summit hosted by Space ISAC and The Aerospace Corporation.
The test is already an infamously difficult assessment of physical fitness. Here’s how it’s done in zero gravity.