SBSS

Space Based Space Surveillance

SBSS

 

Overview 

The Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite is a critical space-based sensor in the U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Network with the ability to detect and track space objects, spacecraft or other distant space objects without interference from weather, atmosphere or time of day.

Managed by the Space and Missile Systems Center, SBSS is an essential element in achieving full a Space Situational Awareness (SSA) capability.

Our Role

Ball Aerospace, a member of the Boeing SBSS team, was responsible for the development, manufacturing, integration, performance validation and delivery of the entire space segment. Ball Aerospace’s agile gimbaled visible sensor allows for highly accurate determination of space objects; with increased capacity and improved timeliness, sensitivity and overall flexibility.

With a solid history of success in focal plane engineering, star trackers, and control and image processing electronics, Ball Aerospace is providing a high performance satellite while demonstrating its capabilities in providing the DoD with mission assurance on larger, future missions.

SBSS launched Sept. 25, 2010 with an expected orbital life of at least five-and-a-half years.

 

 

Programs

CALIPSO

CloudSat

DSCOVR

EPOXI/Deep Impact

GEMS

GEO-TASO

GDPAA

GMI

Guardian

Green Propellant Infusion Mission

HiRISE

Hubble Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope

JPSS

F-35/Lightning II

K2/Kepler

Landsat 8

Mast-Mounted Sight

Mk 20 Camera

MOIRE

New Horizons/Ralph

OMPS

Orion

QuickBird

QuikSCAT

SAGE

SAM

SBSS

SBUV/2

Seasparrow

Sentinel

Spitzer

STORRM

STP-SIV

Suomi NPP

TEMPO

WISE

WorldView spacecraft series

WorldView-1

WorldView-2

WorldView-3