The Space Fence System Enables Object Detection In Low-Earth Orbit

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 31, 2016
References: lockheedmartin & gizmag
Space Fence is an incredibly high-tech new system, developed by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, that is designed to revolutionize the way the U.S. Air Force detects and tracjs objects located in space.

The system will make use of an array of radars situated on the ground to offer Air Force personnel reliable identification, tracking and measurement of space objects, particularly those situated in low-earth orbit. The system is intended to replace the current Air Force Space Surveillance System, which has been used for over half a century.

Ultimately, the Space Fence technology will enable better tracking of space junk orbiting the Earth, a growing problem that has arisen in the past decades with more and more parties exercising missions into outer space and into different levels of earth orbit.