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Surveillance of Space 2

Project Type

Project Replace


The Surveillance of Space 2 (SofS 2) will provide Space Surveillance data through a space-based and/or ground sensor system to the U.S. Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), the organization responsible for running the U.S. Space Surveillance Network (SSN). One of the many products derived from the JSpOC is Space Situational Awareness (SSA). SSA is key to enabling Canada to gain a clear understanding of the space order of battle.


The SofS 2 Project will procure either a sensor or a system of sensors for the purpose of tracking man-made objects in Earth orbits having altitudes of 6000 km or greater above the surface of the Earth. This SSA sensor system will replace the capability currently being provided by the Sapphire satellite that was delivered by the Surveillance of Space Project.

Funding Range

$100 million to $249 million

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