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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...

2009-07-24 09:58:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led team developing the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) announced today that the second Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-2) payload and ground system modifications have been accepted for operations by the U.S. Air Force, paving the way for U.S. Strategic Command's formal certification of the HEO-2 system next month. SBIRS is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other...

2009-06-14 01:45:00

PARIS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has delivered the final block of a new flight software architecture that will provide highly reliable spacecraft command and control operations for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellite constellation. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense, technical...

2009-06-10 09:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led team developing the U.S. Air Force's Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) has successfully mated the spacecraft bus with the infrared sensor payload for the second geosynchronous SBIRS spacecraft (GEO-2). The payload installation closely followed successful completion of spacecraft bus integration and safe-to-mate tests that included the first power-on of the spacecraft. SBIRS will provide early warning of...

2009-06-02 11:25:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $1.5-billion contract for the third highly elliptical orbit (HEO-3) payload, the third geosynchronous orbit (GEO-3) satellite and associated ground modifications for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) constellation. A contract to include a fourth HEO payload and possible fourth GEO satellite is expected to be awarded later this year. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early...

2009-04-20 16:28:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today a major milestone on the U.S. Air Force's Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) with the successful delivery of the fully-integrated payload for the second geosynchronous orbit (GEO) spacecraft in the program constellation. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace...

2009-04-09 17:03:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ --The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) team has submitted its proposal for the program's follow-on production phase and has completed a major Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone with the U.S. Air Force. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness. The SBIRS Follow-on...

2009-03-02 09:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 2, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has completed performance testing of an infrared missile warning sensor that monitors an entire hemisphere from a single telescope. The first-of-its-kind staring sensor, encompassing Raytheon's large-format focal-plane arrays, will be able to detect and track dimmer objects than sensors in current operation, according to Bill Hart, vice president for the company's Space Systems group. "This sensor is important to...

2009-01-29 14:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team for the U.S. Air Force, has successfully completed a major test utilizing new flight software that will enable highly reliable spacecraft command and control operations. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense,...


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