Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles
Appendix 3: Space Vehicles
LS-9
ES-8
LS-10
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LS-9 SSTS

The Space Surveillance and Tracking System (SSTS) was a mid 1990's programme to provide a space based acquisition, identification and tracking of incoming ballistic missiles and their re-entry vehicles. The satellites, to have been designated as LS-9A, would have carried long-wave infrared sensors.

The system proved too expensive to deploy in numbers sufficient to provide adequate coverage and the programme was cancelled. No primary contractor was selected.


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