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2008-12-22 10:24:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led team developing the U.S. Air Force's Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) has achieved major milestones on the second geosynchronous orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft with the completion and delivery of the remaining major spacecraft bus subsystems. The GEO-2 spacecraft core structure and propulsion subsystem was recently completed and the high-performance communications subsystem for the spacecraft was delivered in...

2008-12-15 15:33:00

Operational System Yielding Superb Surveillance Capabilities for the Nation SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-1) payload and ground system, built by a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team, has been certified for 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...

2008-10-27 12:00:04

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin has successfully completed acoustic testing of the first geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) spacecraft in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program. 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 battlespace awareness. During the test, the fully integrated spacecraft was subjected to the...

2008-08-28 15:00:54

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Aug. 28, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The two Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstration satellites being built by prime contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully completed acoustic testing. The two space vehicles were tested in their launch configuration, simulating the planned tandem launch on a Delta II launch vehicle. The satellites were subjected to the maximum sound and vibration levels...

2008-08-11 21:00:46

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SolFocus, Inc. today announced that Mark Crowley has joined the company as President, reporting to Chairman and CEO Gary D. Conley. This expansion of the leadership team marks the shift of the company from R&D and product development, into the commercialization and volume deployment phase of its business. Mr. Crowley joins SolFocus from Lockheed Martin Space Systems where he was Vice President of West Coast Operations. Mr. Crowley will be...

2008-08-05 12:00:08

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin announced today the successful on-orbit handover of the first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-1) payload and ground system to the U.S. Air Force in preparation for the start of certified operations later this year. SBIRS is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace...

2005-12-13 13:23:16

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pentagon acquisitions chief Kenneth Krieg has decided to continue a Lockheed Martin Corp. missile-warning satellite program after a restructuring that will cut two satellites from the multibillion-dollar plan, according to a copy of his letter to Congress. Krieg told the Senate Armed Services Committee the Space Based Infrared System High program was "essential to the national security," there were no cheaper alternatives, and new cost...

2005-12-13 12:04:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pentagon acquisitions chief Kenneth Krieg has decided to continue a multibillion Lockheed Martin Corp. missile-warning satellite program after a restructuring that will cut two satellites from the expected program, according to a copy of Krieg's letter to Congress. Krieg told Congress the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) High program was "essential to the national security," there were no cheaper alternatives, and new cost estimates for the program -- which...

2005-12-09 15:46:22

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon will restructure an $11 billion Lockheed Martin Corp. satellite program to warn of enemy missile attacks, tying future funding to the performance of two initial satellites already under contract, a defense official and an industry analyst said on Friday. As reported last week, officials had already decided to keep alive the Space Based Infrared System (SBRIS) High program, for which Northrop Grumman Corp. is designing advanced...

2005-11-30 18:20:00

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON -- Major U.S. Air Force space programs are unlikely to be canceled despite a review that found most remain over budget and behind schedule, analysts and industry sources said this week. Instead, the government would slow down the schedule for some satellite programs to allow further work on key technologies, and it would pump in extra funds for other programs to keep schedules on track, these sources said. "Although there was pressure ... to eliminate a major...


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