Naval Space Surveillance System NAVSPASUR

 

Sections

Summary (this page)
 NAVSPASUR site locations 
 Lake Kickapoo site 
 How NAVSPASUR works 
 Amateur reception of returns 
 Acknowledgements & references 
 

Summary

NAVSPASUR is a unique multistatic radar system that detects orbital objects passing over the contiguous United States.  It can detect objects as small as 10cm diameter at orbital heights up to 15,000 nautical miles, and measure the positions and velocity vectors of detected objects as they pass through its detection plane.  It is operated by the US Navy, has headquarters at Dahlgren, Virginia, and is an important data source for NORAD .



Summary   Site locations   Lake Kickapoo site  

How NAVSPASUR works 

Amateur reception   Acknowledgements & references 
 
Text and images copyright P.A.Crossley 1998
Last updated 12 Oct 1998
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