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Space Fence advances

6th April 2016 - 14:23 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


Lockheed Martin's Space Fence is taking a step closer to reality with the recent opening of the Space Fence Integrated Test Bed (ITB) site in New Jersey, NJ.

The company is now moving towards its 2018 Initial Operational Capability (IOC) date on the remote Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

The test facility in NJ is a smaller representative of that on Kwajalein and will be used for early validation of hardware, firmware and software that will allow the US Air Force to detect, track and catalogue objects in space.

‘We broke ground on the test site in terms of timeline; it was a plot …

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