Accession Number:

ADA344788

Title:

Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization SDIO is proposing to operate the MSX spacecraft to gather information related to the following objectives demonstration of midcourse sensor functions collection of midcourse target and background data integration of critical sensor technologies and demonstration of surveillance from space. The data gathered will be used to design midcourse sensors. The proposed action is to develop, launch, and operate the MSX spacecraft and to conduct a target program. Activities required to support this program include 1 fabrication, assembly, and testing of the experiments at Utah State UniversitySpace Dynamics Laboratory USUSDL, Johns Hopkins UniversityApplied Physics Laboratory JHUAPL, and Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyLincoln Laboratory MITLL and 2 the launch and subsequent operation of the MSX spacecraft. This action will use existing facilities at USUSDL, JHUAPL, and MITLL.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE