COOP [Microsat Systems]
COOP target objects [Microsat Systems]
COOP (Calibrated Orbiting Objects Project) is a Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Program to demonstrate techniques to improve discrimination capability and reduce countermeasures susceptibility. MicroSat Systems has created an innovative and low cost core bus design to support a space based-microsatellite target system. The simulated re-entry vehicle and decoys will fly in an orbit meant to emulate threat trajectories.
MicroSat Systems is developing the core spacecraft system, for which first intended use will be a flight mission incorporating a target simulation payload that will send down encrypted truth data to validate the data acquired using the Ballistic Missile Defense system.
COOP was manifested for a launch in 2009 into a low earth orbit, but did eventually not fly. Likely the project was cancelled.
|Type / Application:||Calibration|
|Contractors:||Microsat Systems Inc. (MSI)|
|COOP||-||cancelled||EELV (Atlas-5 or Delta-4)||with ?|