Accession Number:

ADA581640

Title:

Missile Defense: Precision Tracking Space System Evaluation of Alternatives

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Missile Defense Agency s Precision Tracking Space System PTSS is intended to be a satellite system equipped with infrared sensors that track ballistic missiles through their emitted heat. The planned satellite system includes a constellation of nine satellites in orbit at the same time around the earth s equator. In April 2013, the Department of Defense DOD officially proposed canceling the PTSS program because of concerns with the program s high-risk acquisition strategy and long-term affordability.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE