Then military has completed the formation of the minimum part of a United space system of detection and battle management “Dome”. As reported by TASS, citing a source in the military-industrial complex, the minimum composition of the system allows to continuously monitor the territory of the United States to detect launches of ballistic missiles. Currently, the system includes four satellites “Tundra”, the latter of which was launched into orbit on may 22, 2020 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.
The development of a Unified space system is conducted since the mid 2000-ies. It is created to replace the failed resource on the development of the satellite system detect launches of ballistic missiles “Oko-1”. The last spacecraft of this system ceased to function in 2015. The system includes satellites “Tundra”, developed by the Central research Institute “Comet” and RSC “Energia”: “Space-2510”, “Space-2518”, “Space-2541” and “Space-2546”. In total, the grouping of the TSA will increase to 9 satellites, enabling full monitoring of the earth’s surface.
In contrast to the system “Eye-1” single space system are able to detect infrared land and sea launched ballistic missiles, but also to calculate the trajectory of their flight and issue targeting ground-based missile defense systems. In addition, TSA will provide guidance ton strategic arms. Satellites Tundra is also equipped with command and control systems — space vehicles can be used to transmit commands at the beginning of the retaliatory missile attack.
Read more about the composition and functioning of then system of missile attack warning you can read in a series of our materials: “space Weak link” and “From “Dniester” to “Voronezh”.
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