Space Sensing (SN) is the program executive office within Space Systems Command responsible for delivering persistent, resilient all-domain awareness, directly enabling the warfighter to deter, defend, and win. The directorate leads the acquisition, development, and sustainment of missile warning, tracking, and defense (MW/MT/MD), space-based environmental monitoring (SBEM), and other strategic and tactical sensing capabilities.
Space Sensing is accelerating the pace of innovation through partnerships with the commercial space industry, traditional and non-traditional defense contractors, academia, and international partners.
Space Sensing was established to accelerate the pace of innovation, in response to emerging threats such as hypersonic weapons that put our missile warning, tracking, and defense capabilities at risk.
Areas of focus include disaggregating missile warning satellite systems for greater resiliency, advancing sensor-to-shooter capabilities through more sensitive infrared sensor technology, strengthening resiliency with next-generation overhead persistent infrared (Next-Gen OPIR) technology, modernizing missile warning ground systems, and integrating digital automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to assess and evaluate the ability of various sensor designs to meet missile tracking requirements.
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