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Soldier/Warfighter Operationally Responsive Deployer for Space (SWORDS)

Canceled Technology Project

Project Description

Soldier/Warfighter Operationally Responsive Deployer for Space

The SWORDS launcher is a cooperative project between Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command and NASA. The transition manager for the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration is the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space. The demonstration will consist of ground engine testing, a suborbital flight test, and an orbital flight test. A dedicated nanosatellite launcher will extend the miniature electronics revolution into space by enabling combatant commands to have a launch-on-demand capability.

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