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ALCOR (ARPA Lincoln C-band Observable Radar) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The ARPA Lincoln C-band Observable Radar (ALCOR) is an Army operated radar located on the Kwajalein Atoll in the western Pacific. It has two missions, Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) testing in support of the Western Space and Missile Center (WSMC) and space surveillance.

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Description User Impact Programmatics Images
Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC  


Description (U):

(U) ALCOR, a near Earth tracking radar, is one of three radars composing the Space Surveillance Network. The other two radars are the ARPA Long-range Tracking and Identification Radar (ALTAIR) and the TRADEX (Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment). ALCOR is unique because it is the only radar besides Haystack that can provide wideband Space Object Identification.

User Impact (U):

(U) Loss of this capability would have a significant impact on the Space Surveillance Network (SNN).

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

(U) Organizations and Funding:

Images (U):

NameTitle
ALCORALCOR
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
ALTAIRAdvanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) Long-range Tracking and Identification Radar (ALTAIR)
TRADEXTRADEX (Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
Contibuting SensorsContibuting Sensors
RadarRadar - Contributing Sensors
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
SPACE CONTROL: S.S. NETWORKSPACE CONTROL: SPACE SURVEILLANCE NETWORK
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Name
1997 Space Surveillance Dev Plan
Kwajalein Missile Range Home Pg
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Army.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 17 September 1998





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999