Lincoln Laboratory develops technology that enables the nation to meet the challenges of an increasingly congested and contested space domain. The Laboratory develops and utilizes systems to detect, track, identify, characterize, and assess the growing population of resident space objects, and investigates technologies to improve monitoring of the space environment. Given the emerging potential for conventional conflict to extend to space, the Laboratory is examining space mission resilience to determine critical services and is assessing the impact of potential threats. The Laboratory is proposing alternative disaggregated architectures and prototyping advanced sensors and systems.

TESS cameraThe Laboratory is developing and assembling four flight cameras for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite payload. Each camera consists of four Lincoln Laboratory charge-coupled devices (CCDs) behind a custom all-refractive, wide-field-of-view, color-corrected, cryogenic lens (shown above during assembly). The CCDs provide the sensitivity and resolution required to map the celestial sphere for exoplanets orbiting the brightest stars in the solar neighborhood.


Leadership for Space Control

Grant StokesDr. Grant H. Stokes Larry CandellMr. Lawrence M. Candell
Craig PeriniMr. Craig E. Perini Jay DonnellyDr. William J. Donnelly







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