SBSS Pathfinder 2  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2021
Total Production: 3
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Ball Aerospace and Boeing*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: SBSS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 2010
Total Production: 4
Total Cost: USD$917 million
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Description: The Space-Based Space Surveillance System (SBSS) intends to detect and track space objects such as satellites and orbital debris. The US Air Force awarded Boeing and Ball Aerospace a $189 million developmental contract in March 2004. The data gathered by the SBSS will be used to support military missions and NASA's Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions. The SBSS Objective System aim is to deploy a constellation of satellites that will detect and track orbiting space objects, including potential threats to America's space assets and orbital debris. The data gathered by SBSS will be used by DoD to support military operations. The system will overcome shortfalls of current ground-based systems which do not provide this service with the timeliness required.

The US Air Force follow-on SBSS Pathfinder constellation will be used to track objects in space with the first satellite launch slated for 2021.

SBSS Pathfinder 2 Specifications

Orbit: 36,000 kilometer (22,374 mile)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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SBSS Pathfinder 2 News

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on 30 Jul 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016US Air Force to Introduce New Pathfinder Space Based Surveillance System in 2021

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