Space Development Agency to acquire 28 missile-tracking satellites to launch in late 2024

December 9, 2021

Space News:

The Pentagon’s Space Development Agency is planning a new procurement of satellites that will be part of a global constellation of missile-tracking space sensors. 

The agency is looking to buy 28 satellites for the constellation known as Tracking Layer Tranche 1, according to a Dec. 6 draft solicitation.

These 28 spacecraft, projected to start launching in late 2024, would expand the Tracking Layer Tranche 0, a batch of eight missile-detecting satellites currently being produced by L3Harris and SpaceX for launch in 2023…

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