Accession Number:

ADA413709

Title:

Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) to the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Mission Control Station for Defense Support Program Consolidation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER LOS ANGELES AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

The Space Based Infrared System SBIRS High Program is a system of systems approach to integrate space assets in multiple orbit configurations with a consolidated ground segment for more effective integration of data and better information to the warfighter. The SBlRS architecture will consist of four satellites located in Geostationary Earth Orbit, two satellites orbiting in Highly Elliptical Orbits, and a constellation of greater than 20 satellites in Low Earth Orbit to provide global coverage in support of the SBIRS missions. The SBIRS missions include enemy missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence, and battle space characterization. The SBIRS High Program will provide an enhanced follow-on capability to the current Defense Support Program system using state-of-the-art highly flexible, tasking infrared sensor technology to combat emerging threats. This technology will allow the SBIRS to detect and track shorter-range missiles with greater accuracy. The benefit to the warfighter will be improved missile launch point and impact point predictions in support of offensive and defensive operations, and reduced impact and disruption to the fighting readiness of deployed forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE