Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor Satellites

Notional representation of the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor Satellite in space

The HBTSS satellites’ agile sensors will maintain quality tracks of the threats continually and enable handoff for targeting of enemy missiles, including hypersonic threats launched from land, sea, or air

satellite in space

HBTSS will be a critical part of the multi-layered OPIR constellation of satellites. It will provide:

  • Continuously updated high-quality tracks to handoff for targeting hypersonic threats
  • Near-global coverage when prompted by other OPIR systems
  • Fire control solution required for HGV intercept

End-to-End Missile Defense

Responding to cues from the warning and custody layers, an HBTSS constellation will augment the existing OPIR network of sensors by providing high-precision target tracks to battle management and fire control systems, supporting intercept of advanced missile threats – including hypersonic glide vehicles.


  • Detect and track all-range missiles
  • Detect and track hypersonic glide vehicles
  • Detect and track satellite launches, maneuvering, and re-entry
  • Monitor static tests


  • High sensitivity
  • Low latency
  • Weapons quality track for fire control
  • The affordable solution
Hypersonic & Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor Data Sheet
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Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor Satellites

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