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Northrop-Raytheon Satellites Help MDA Collect Aegis Test Data; David Bloodgood Comments

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A pair of satellites developed by Northrop Grumman and Raytheon helped the Missile Defense Agency collect data during a missile defense system test over the summer.

During the June 26 Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense exercise, a Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 variant intercepted a medium-range target, according to a Northrop release.

The satellites collected data in infrared wave bands in a similar manner to a system MDA is designing for space-based tracking of ballistic missiles, said David Bloodgood, Northrop’s program manager for the Space Tracking and Surveillance System.

“STSS was able to collect data on the medium-range target, meeting many mission objectives including collecting data on plumes, spent stages and complex scenes,” Bloodgood added.

Northrop is the prime contractor for the STSS program and is performing manufacturing and production readiness systems engineering.

Collected data will help draft a concept of operations for future missile defense sensors, the company said.

The STSS pair contains sensors for detecting visible and infrared light and acts as the missile defense system’s experimental space layer.

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