SBL-IFXSpace-Based Laser Integrated Flight Experiment
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The high-power beam generated by the SBL-IFX laser is relatively flat, but not perfectly flat.
The beam director primary mirror for the SBL-IFX is between 2.
Lockheed also is responsible for manufacturing the SBL-IFX spacecraft, which will be a down-scaled version of an operational satellite, said Woods.
If the SBL-IFX takes place as planned, it would mark the first time that the United States launched a space platform with a high-power laser on board.