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2011-05-07 14:17:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched today at 2:10 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. SBIRS GEO-1 is the most technologically advanced military infrared satellite ever developed and will deliver vastly improved missile warning...

2011-05-04 11:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin (NYSE : LMT) are ready to launch the first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft on Friday, May 6 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch window is 2:14 p.m. EDT to 2:54 p.m. EDT. A live launch broadcast will begin at 1:54 p.m. EDT and will be accessible via the ULA webcast. SBIRS...

2011-04-26 13:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) - built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft was encapsulated into its payload fairing April 20 in preparation for an early May liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SBIRS GEO-1 will enhance the nation's missile warning capabilities and improve other critical mission areas simultaneously including missile...

2011-03-07 08:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team has delivered the first geosynchronous (GEO-1) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for an early May liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. SBIRS GEO-1, with its highly sophisticated scanning and staring sensors, will provide the nation with significantly improved missile warning...

2011-02-16 12:08:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) team has finished final installations on the first geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite and successfully completed the spacecraft's final factory confidence test in preparation for delivery to the launch site. SBIRS GEO-1, with its highly sophisticated scanning and staring sensors, will provide the nation with significantly improved missile warning...

2011-01-31 14:13:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) team has successfully completed a major space to ground interface and functional system test for the first geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite. The milestone, known as the 5001.4 test, verifies the spacecraft's performance and interface with the ground segment and represents one of the program's most significant milestones to date on the path to launch. The...

2010-12-13 12:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) team has successfully completed the Final Integrated System Test (FIST) of the first geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite, a major program milestone that verifies the spacecraft's performance and functionality in preparation for delivery to the launch site. Having conducted all system environmental testing and now with the completion of FIST, SBIRS GEO-1 is...

2010-07-28 11:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today joined in ceremonies honoring Onizuka Air Force Station (OAFS) for its 50 years of service to the nation's government space program as part of a U.S. Air Force event marking the contributions OAFS made to aerospace history and the official closure of the station. Lockheed Martin has worked with Onizuka AFS since it was established in 1960 and provided the core of the Mission Control team for a variety of programs...

2010-07-23 05:00:00

CHANTILLY, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. has won a systems engineering and integration (SE&I) contract valued in excess of $200 million with a three-year base and three two-year options to support the Infrared Space Systems Wing (ISSW) at Los Angeles Air Force Base. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100524/PH08918LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100524/PH08918LOGO ) Under terms of the contract, the TASC team will work on several key mission...

2010-02-16 10:05:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has achieved a key integrated test milestone on the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft at its facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif. SBIRS is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace characterization. The GEO-2 satellite, designed to...