[FPSPACE] Space Based Radar is doomed
thomsona at flash.net
Thu Jun 24 08:51:33 EDT 2004
> According to Space News: "An Air Force analysis of alternatives for
tracking targets on the ground completed in early 2004 found that the
service would need to rely heavily on aerial reconnaissance assets such as
unmanned aerial vehicles with only nine satellites on orbit."
And once you get to the point of needing air breathers to fill in the gaps,
why not just use FIA, possibly enlarged a bit, as the satellite component of
the system? Anyway, as mentioned earlier, the apparent redundancy between
SBR and the FIA radarsats has been something of a puzzle.
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