Re: GAO report on Cobra Dane radar

From: Charles Phillips via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:18:16 -0700 (MST)
All -

Thanks to Allen for pointing that out, it was very interesting.

I was stationed at the (old) Clear AFS site and ran an older BMEWS radar, and I was an orbital analyst at what later became the

CSpOC. I cannot think of any object that Cobra Dane can track that could not also be tracked by many other sites. Cobra Dane does

not have a unique enough frequency or power to allow it to track objects that no one else (Eglin? PAR in North Dakota? many other

radars?) can track. 

Charles Phillips
Spaceflight Research, LLC
Houston, Texas
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