ULA Delta IV Rocket Launches 2 Military Surveillance Satellites Into Space

Posted: Aug 19 2016, 8:52am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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ULA Delta IV Rocket Launches 2 Military Surveillance Satellites into Space
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  • Two more Satellites launched for Military Surveillance Purposes by United Launch Alliance (ULVA) Delta IV Rocket

Apparently, the US Air Force has launched two more satellites for military surveillance purposes.

The US Air Force has sent two more satellites into space for the sake of military surveillance. The military assets are to be kept under conditions of the utmost safety.

These happen to be the third and fourth satellites that are being launched under the GSSAP scheme. They underwent lift-off in a piggyback manner along with a ULA Delta IV Medium Rocket. The site of the launch was Cape Canaveral, Florida.

If everything goes as per standard procedure, the spacecraft will be stationed on the geosynchronous orbit (GSO). It will be around this loci that they will be in motion. That is 22,300 miles above the surface of the earth.

This region hosts the most valued military and surveillance satellites of the US. The newly launched spacecraft will be monitoring stuff in the GEO belt, according to Space.com.

Anything of any sort that is a threat to the United States will be spotted and dealt with. The first two GSSAP satellites have done a good job of surveillance. They are the best Uncle Sam is capable of in outer space.

These two additional satellites will allow for a more thorough security system in space. Also they will increase the quality of surveillance to the nth degree. The GSSAP satellites were constructed by Orbital ATK which is based in Virginia.

They are capable of performing rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) in the environment of space. RPO is a pretty cool idea and it allows the spacecraft to stay in contact with any object in space while maintaining their safety status.

The predictions will be made more precisely thanks to these two supplementary satellites. It was in 2014, that this GSSAP system was completed and set in motion. It will hopefully revolutionize the way the US of A maintains its national security agenda.

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