SKA experiment sensor

Spacebased Kill Assessment (SKA)

Our Contribution

APL developed and tested the sensors for the Missile Defense Agency’s SKA system, currently on orbit and executing planned test events. The SKA system is a network of small sensors hosted on commercial satellites. The individual sensors house three infrared detectors used to collect the energy signature of the impact between a threat ballistic missile and an interceptor of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

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