Boeing announced Feb. 5 that its industry team building the Air Force’s space based space surveillance system has successfully completed the satellite’s initial testing and has demonstrated end-to-end mission functionality of the system’s ground and space elements. These events showed that the SBSS spacecraft meets all of its requirements and are important milestones en route to the satellite’s scheduled placement into orbit in the spring, the company said. Boeing’s teammate, Ball Aerospace performed these tests using the SBSS ground segment and a space vehicle simulator. Col. James Jordan, commander of the Space Situational Awareness Group at Los Angeles AFB, Calif., said the SBSS team “is making good progress” toward launch.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…