Amazing DARPA Space Telescope

DARPA’s Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) will move from the mountains of New Mexico to Western Australia (above), under a recent Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Australia. From the SST’s new home, its Australian operators the SST will feed the information the system captures to the Space Surveillance Network (SSN), a U.S. Air Force program charged with cataloguing and observing space objects to identify potential near-term collisions with space assets. The telescope will also keep providing deep space surveillance data for small asteroid detection to NASA and the scientific community. Read more at http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2013/12/06.aspx

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