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Space Command cuts Space Fence, ends local contract

Space Command cuts Space Fence, ends local contract

Sequestration has caused the Air Force Space Command to cut the Space Fence completely – saving $14 million annually, but costing a Springs company a lucrative government contract. The Space Fence – a surveillance system designed to detect smaller space debris and other missiles – will be discontinued at the start of the fiscal year.… Continue Reading Space Command cuts Space Fence, ends local contract

The Air Force says the first radar site in a new system to track satellites and space junk will be built on Kwajalein  Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Air Force Space Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base, said Tuesday construction on the new radar station is expected to start in… Continue Reading Space Command to start construction on space fence in 2013

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Lockheed Martin won a $107 million follow-up contract to build the next phase of the space fence, a program that will allow the Air Force to more accurately map space debris. Under the 18-month contract, Lockheed Martin will further develop its ground-based radar system design in preparation for a final space fence production contract next… Continue Reading Lockheed wins $107M contract to catalogue space junk

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