US launches ‘tactical response satellite’ into space


According to the news on the Spacenews.com website, the satellite, which aims to detect artificial objects in orbit, was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California with the “Pegasus XL” rocket produced by the Northrop Grumman company.

In the statement made by the Space Force, it was reported that the launch was successful and the satellite was placed in its planned orbital position.

The launch is the first mission of the “Tactical Response Launch” program, which the Space Forces has been running since 2019, which aims to increase the tactical response capability against space-borne threats.

It is estimated that the satellite, whose functions and capabilities are kept secret, will function as a kind of radar for immediate response to orbital threats.