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IMEWS (Integrated Missile Early Warning Satellite)




American military satellites designed to operate from geosynchronous orbit and detect launches of enemy intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles using infrared and optical sensors. Four were launched – the first unsuccessfully – by Titan IIICs in the early 1970s. The IMEWS program was a successor to MIDAS.


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