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The Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrator or STSS-Demo spacecraft lifts off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

The Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrator, or STSS-Demo, spacecraft lifts off through a cloud of smoke from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. It was launched by NASA for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. Launch was at 8:20:22 a.m. EDT. The STSS-Demo is a space-based sensor component of a layered Ballistic Missile Defense System designed for the overall mission of detecting, tracking and discriminating ballistic missiles. Photo credit: NASA/Regina Mitchell-Tom Farrar

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  • Title: The Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrator or STSS-Demo spacecraft lifts off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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