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The U.S. military has awarded Lockheed Martin the contract to build the next generation radar system that will be used to track objects in orbit.

The U.S. military has awarded Lockheed Martin the contract to build the next generation radar system that will be used to track objects in orbit.

While the military needs this specifically for surveillance and to track the orbiting spacecraft of other countries, it is also the system that everyone in the world uses to identify orbiting space junk, including small objects like lost tools.

A prototype of the new space junk radar system has successfully demonstrated it can track objects smaller than an inch across.

A prototype of a new space junk radar system has successfully demonstrated it can track objects smaller than an inch across.

This resolution is considered ten times better than previous designs. The cost to build the fully operational system is estimated to be $3.5 billion.

I wonder where we will get the money.