Surveillance of Space 2
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.
$100 million to $249 million
Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)
- Completed Start Options Analysis
- 2020/2021 Start Definition
- 2023/2024 Start Implementation
- 2026/2027 Initial Delivery
- 2028/2029 Final Delivery
Defence Capability Areas
Defence Capability Investment Areas
- Aerospace Structures and components
- Earth-based support systems
- Satellite Subsystems
- Satellites and Space-based Vehicles
- Support and Monitoring Systems
- Surveillance of/from Space
- Photonics systems
- Surveillance & Recce Integration Tools
- Tracking systems
Key Industrial Capabilities
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