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Sapphire Satellite Mission

September 7, 2013 |

VPT powers vital systems on the Canadian Department of Defense’s Sapphire mission, a satellite-based Resident Space Object (RSO) observing service, which is a key element of the Canadian Space Surveillance System. The Sapphire satellite is an electro-optical sensor that provides tracking data on deep space orbiting objects. Data from the satellite will contribute to the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, enhancing the ability of both the U.S. and Canada to detect and avoid the collision of critical space platforms with other satellites or pieces of debris.

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