Voices from DARPA
Episode 2: Space Sentinel
In the latest installment of DARPA’s new podcast series, Voices from DARPA, join program manager Lindsay Millard as she discusses the Agency’s satellite-protecting Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) program. From its mountaintop perch in New Mexico, this revolutionary optical telescope is enabling much faster discovery and tracking of previously unseen or hard-to-find small objects in orbit that could potentially collide with satellites, in a vast volume of space Millard likens to “tens of thousands of oceans.” SST’s wide-open eye on the sky has also become the most prolific tool ever for observing near-Earth objects and asteroids that could potentially impact Earth. After four years of extensive testing and evaluation, DARPA is celebrating the upcoming transition of SST to the U.S. Air Force on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.