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Saturday August 10, 2013

USAF to Shut Down Satellite-Tracking Space Fence

You can blame the federal budget sequester for the US Air Force shutting down the Space Surveillance System on October 1st. The system was due for an upgrade from the ‘60’s technology it employs, but budget restraints have put the project on hold while the shutdown proceeds. Government thinking at its best. eek!

The end of the Space Fence program has been a long time coming, but a replacement was supposed to be in the works. However, the federal budget sequester earlier this year has triggered a wide-ranging Pentagon audit that caused the project to be put on hold.