Against the backdrop of rising ‘peer’ and regional state rivals, the role of space-based assets for effective missile defence will be critical.
Smaller is beautiful for Israel
Approved organisations from various allied countries will be able to obtain relevant data from the same constellations of nanosatellites and microsatellites by using ground stations with different ‘access keys’.
This is one of the advanced options being evaluated by the Space Division in Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Systems Missiles & Space.
A nano or microsatellite constellation must comprise a considerable number of platforms to generate immediate tactical intelligence, said Shlomi Sudri, IAI Space Division GM. ‘The world is moving towards what is called “New Space” – constellations of nano and microsatellites. These constellations will enable many revisits of areas of interest.’ …
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