DARPA space surveillance project

From: Allen Thomson via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 21:22:46 +0000 (UTC)
OT, but there are some interesting things here.  

http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-06-29


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OrbitOutlook Integrates Largest and Most Diverse Network of Space Sensors Ever to Help Avoid Collisions in Space

New data-gathering network aims to vastly improve the capability of the U.S. military and the global space community to make decisions about potentially hazardous space objects in near real time

Four of the seven data providers are networks that DARPA has developed to integrate SSA data from specific communities of interest:

StellarView, which uses optical telescopes and passive radio frequency (RF) telescopes at six academic institutions

SpaceView, which uses privately owned optical telescopes

EchoView, in which DARPA is developing the technology to leverage commercial and civil radars and passive RF telescopes

The Low Inclined LEO Object (LILO) detection effort, which is deploying a suite of optical telescopes to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean to improve detection of space objects in equatorial orbits

Three commercial and government networks are providing data on a fee-for-service basis:

ExoAnalytic Solutions, a commercial network of optical and passive RF telescopes

Raven, a U.S. government network of small optical telescope systems composed of inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components under development at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Rincon, a commercial network using passive RF telescopes
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