Saturday, October 8, 2011

SASSA, The US Military's (Future) Space Toy

SASSA,short for "Self Awareness Space Situation Awareness" system is a newly minted US Military projected slated to go in test mode and show the world what it can do. The US Air-force confirmed a classified satellite carrying s special system was launching sometime in the near future and it can no doubt be concluded it is the SASSA. So what makes this space based Military system so amazing? In short terms acting like a radar for satellites, the system will alert operators of potential space-borne threats such as missiles to itself in which it will be able to even perhaps take kinetic action towards its own protection. This is a giant step into Space based defense systems. The US Military is heavily reliant on GPS, reconnaissance, and many other satellites already in orbit. They have no protection on that realm and in a worst case scenario are left unprotected during a time of war. This is where the SASSA comes into play. It will be able to defend such systems or for starters warm the systems operators of incoming threats and take appropriate action. The level of security and insurance by SASSA will be unprecedented. The biggest threats for space satellites are poised by ASAT  missiles (air missiles shot by warplanes into space) which are able to reach orbit and take down an intended target. Remember China's shooting down of a satellite they claimed was a simple test and such, well America isn't going to sit by idle and watch this. They have a system ready to neutralize all threats and retain air superiority, or better space superiority now. What better way to provide insurance to America than with a system orbiting earth and at hand able to counter-strike on command.

     (Source: PopSci, ASAT missile launch; biggest threat to our satellites)

22 comments:

Paulxi said...

Definitely one of best sounding defense systems there are. No other country is going to have anything close to this sort of capability, at least not for many years.

Dan Carter said...

awesome, this is what the americans definately need, i look forward to hearing more on this

link580 said...

Bout time we got the StarWars project going, regan started that 30 years ago, wet to the moon 60 years ago, and we're just now getting into this? I'm sure there's much more we don't know, can't wait to dig a little deeper, and see what else is going on

Bones said...

Star Wars project all over again.

Watchful Cat said...

Man that sounds advanced, I'm surprised :O

Agent Sparks said...

The times are changing. I hope this technology is utelized to debunk nuclear arms all together. Thanks for the read man! Totally subscribed!

neatfit said...

'toy'? Well, I guess we do have a war coming, with the disagreement rising and the weapons getting more silent/deadly..

Gonçalo said...

I want one of that toys to play. Did't mether but it has a great design.

Deso said...

This would be a menacing toy.

Mr.D said...

Totally star wars project

ElliotGreen said...

Another reason why the US military kicks ass!

Rubes27 said...

Very cool. I just toured Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, it's amazing what the military can get done with their funding and ambitions.

Kyle Maine said...

Wow this seems pretty damn cool.

Jason said...

Keep up the great work with your blog! You're very good at it!

Wesley said...

Yup Star wars project all over again. Its like the cold war but in secret. who ever can get the best defense has the best offense :P

LaezE Boy said...

this seems like SKYNET to me

DudeItsKyle said...

Seems like a pretty epic defense system for the USA.

Give Everything said...

meh...the world is going to end sooner

DWei said...

Hopefully it'll work. I see a lot of potential for errors here.

The Sorrow said...

Looks like a starwars ship

Jonathan said...

Must agree with a previous comment, it's very much like the 80's star wars all over again

rooble said...

It's kind of amazing what this technology can do, but also about the things they don't tell us.

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