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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...

2010-01-13 12:24:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team developing the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program has achieved two key milestones: a testing milestone demonstrating that the ground system is on track to support launch of the first SBIRS geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite in the constellation, and a maturity milestone moving the ground system into the next level of integration. SBIRS will deliver unprecedented, global, persistent...

2009-12-16 12:02:00

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) missile defense systems achieved several key milestones in 2009, including five successful intercepts and numerous other major accomplishments, further solidifying Lockheed Martin as a world leader in air and missile defense. With 20 successful Aegis BMD intercepts, six successful Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) intercepts and 26 successful Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile intercepts since the...

2009-12-01 12:07:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A joint U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led team announced today that it has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite, one of the most significant program milestones that validates spacecraft performance in a simulated space environment. The U.S. Air Force's SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously...

2009-10-29 09:45:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft is progressing through a series of key tests that will demonstrate the integrated satellite's readiness to enter the critical environmental test phase in preparation for launch. SBIRS is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense,...

2009-09-17 11:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has begun thermal vacuum testing of the first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite, a major program milestone that will validate spacecraft performance in a complete test-like-you-fly environment. The U.S. Air Force's SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions, including missile defense, technical intelligence and...

2009-08-26 11:15:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., ,Aug. 26, /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that the second Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-2) payload and associated ground systems have been certified for missile warning operations by U.S. Strategic Command. SBIRS is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness. "The certification...


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