(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.
(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.
(U) Loss of this capability would have a significant impact on the Space Surveillance Network (SNN).
|ALTAIR||Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) Long-range Tracking and Identification Radar (ALTAIR)|
|TRADEX||TRADEX (Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment)|
|Contibuting Sensors||Contibuting Sensors|
|Radar||Radar - Contributing Sensors|
|SPACE CONTROL: S.S. NETWORK||SPACE CONTROL: SPACE SURVEILLANCE NETWORK|
|Kwajalein Missile Range Home Pg|
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 808-6040, DSN 898-6040.
(U) 17 September 1998
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001