UK’s Defence Science And Technology Laboratory Participates In Five Eyes SSA Experiment

From: Richard Langley via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:49:12 +0000

"A cooperative observation campaign will be conducted using allied ground-based telescopes and space-based sensors to observe the Northrop Grumman Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) that was launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (at 36,000km altitude above Earth’s surface) on 9 October 2019 from Kazakhstan. The first of its kind, MEV will dock with a commercial communications satellite approximately 300km above Geostationary Orbit and provide manoeuvre capability that extends the lifetime of the host. The Phantom Echoes team will use this event to understand the challenges posed in observing this unique mission as the two satellite manoeuvre towards each other and perform docking operations."

-- Richard Langley

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