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Alarm: The Genesis of Space-Based Infrared Early Warning, which detailed the early days of the Missile Defense Alarm System (MIDAS) and Program 461.
Also, the Air Force developed and deployed its Missile Defense Alarm System, or MIDAS, the forerunner of today's Defense Support Program missile warning constellation.
Although military planners envisioned American satellites in orbit carrying equipment to detect a Soviet missile attack, it wasn't until the development of the Missile Defense Alarm System in 1958 that the mission of nuclear-testing detecting fell directly under the Air Force.