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2011-05-24 09:00:00

DENVER, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft has successfully reached its intended orbit and is performing as required following its successful May 7 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. After launch, the U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin SBIRS ground team executed a series of six Liquid Apogee Engine (LAE) burns to propel the spacecraft to its geosynchronous orbital slot. The team...

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2011-05-09 06:10:00

An Atlas 5 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday to place the first satellite of the Defense Department's new missile-warning system into orbit. The rocket launched at 2:10 a.m. eastern time after a day's delay due to poor weather. The $1.3 billion Space-Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Geo-1 spacecraft was aboard the Atlas 5 during liftoff. The satellite is intended to provide the U.S. military with early notice of missile launches and other reconnaissance...

2011-05-07 14:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., May 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 2:10 p.m. EDT today. This marks the 50th successful launch for ULA since the company was formed in December 2006. "With this launch, ULA continues to demonstrate its commitment to 100 percent mission success," said Michael Gass, ULA President and CEO. "This...

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...


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