SPADATS


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SPADATS

[′spā‚dats]
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Despite these improvements, senior military officials perceived the continued inability of SPADATS to detect all Soviet space objects on the first orbit as posing a grave risk.
If the need for greater accuracy to support ASAT and impact-prediction responsibilities was not sufficiently demanding, emergence of the Sentinel and Safeguard anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems created a further need for SPADATS information to purge the ABM tracking system of known satellites and to prevent the possibility of a false attack warning.
The SPADATS network sensors evolved and expanded during 1964-1971.
A third phase in SPADATS network evolution became apparent in 1971, largely due to launch of U.