New US satellite to monitor debris in Earth orbit

This 2009 photo provided by the Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., shows technicians working on the Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite in Boulder, Colo. The satellite is a $500 million U.S. Air Force spacecraft that will provide the first full-time, space-based eye on thousands of other satellites and pieces of debris that could crash into American assets circling the Earth. (AP Photo/Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.)

July 3, 2010 2:01:00 PM PDT
A new U.S. Air Force satellite will provide the first full-time, space-based surveillance of hundreds of satellites and thousands of pieces of debris that could crash into American and allied assets circling the Earth.

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