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USA-282 (SBIRS-GEO , Space Based Infra Red Sensor - Geostationary) is the geostationary component of the SBIRS-High program, which will replace the DSP system of early warning satellites in providing early warning for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launches.

The SBIRS sensors are designed to provide greater flexibility and sensitivity than DSP and can detect short-wave and expanded mid-wave infrared signals allowing the system to perform a broader set of missions. These enhanced capabilities will result in improved prediction accuracy for global strategic and tactical warfighters.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-01-20
    Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

    Funding Agency

    • United States Air Force Academy (United States)


    • Surveillance and Other Military

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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