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MDANews Release
11-NEWS-0004
February 26, 2011

Missile Defense Agency Space Tracking and Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction Satellite transfers to Air Force Space Command

 

Operational and administrative control of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction (STSS ATRR) satellite has been transferred to Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) effective Jan. 31, 2011. In addition to successfully demonstrating required on orbit system performance parameters for a prototype sensor technology, STSS ATRR has been conducting Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and related operations on an as-capable basis. As an AFSPC system, STSS ATRR will continue operations supporting the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) mission area.

STSS ATRR was launched May 5, 2009 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. STSS ATRR is a small experimental satellite that served as a pathfinder for prototype sensor technology and future MDA space missions.