New report urges US to look beyond cheap low-earth satellites for missile warning

From the CSIS paper "Getting on Track Space and Airborne Sensors for Hypersonic Missile Defense" CSIS By Patrick Tucker, Published by Defense One, 18 December 2023 Tracking hypersonic missiles across oceans is like trying to “find a cup of tea that you’ve dropped into a swimming pool.” Lots of cheap satellites

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Rocket Lab to launch hypersonic test vehicle for the Defense Innovation Unit

Hypersonix’s DART AE is powered by a hydrogen-fueled scramjet engine. Credit: Hypersonix Launch Systems By Sandra Erwin, Published by SpaceNews, 9 November 2023 The suborbital payload is a scramjet-powered vehicle made by the Australian firm Hypersonix WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab announced a new mission for its suborbital launch vehicle —

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