Direct Beam awarded contract to support NASA KaBOOM Asteroid tracking system.

11 April 2016
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NASA is working on a project that will enable the implementation of a high resolution, high power Ka-Band radar system to better track and characterize (size, shape, spin, surface composition) Near Earth Objects (NEOs) like asteroids and comets, as well as, orbital debris. This project, Ka-Band Objects: Observation and Monitoring (KaBOOM) will seek to demonstrate a Ka-Band phased array of widely separated antennas that can instantly compensate for atmospheric twinkling to improve what is seen; it will use three 12 meter diameter antennas at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Direct Beam is developing a custom, specialized antenna to help with the testing of NASA’s KaBOOM system.

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