Britain launches military satellites as China and Russia test hypersonic missiles


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Britain’s top defense firm BAE Systems plans to launch a quartet of satellites into orbit with an array of sensors designed to scan the sky for threats. The move comes amid a flurry of tests by Russia and China of hypersonic missiles, traveling more than five times the speed of sound. BAE is expanding its push into satellite technology after purchasing In-Space Missions, which gave it the ability to design, build, launch and operate satellites. The Azalea group of satellites will collect visual, radar and radio data to “increase the UK’s ability to understand the threats and dangers in, from...