Lockheed Martin will begin integrating GeoEye’s next-generation, high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite, known as GeoEye-2. GeoEye plans to deliver the integrated propulsion system to Lockheed’s facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif. later this month.
The start of vehicle integration marks the on-schedule progress of installation and testing of satellite components and subsystems over the next several months in preparation for the delivery of ITT’s high-resolution imaging payload early next year.
“We are very pleased that Lockheed Martin has remained ahead of schedule and completed this next milestone in the development and construction of our GeoEye-2 satellite,” said GeoEye COO Bill Schuster. “It’s remarkable that we formalized our agreement with Lockheed Martin almost exactly one year ago, and now they are delivering the equipment section for start of vehicle integration.”
Lockheed’s space systems company is developing GeoEye-2 under a fixed-price contract with GeoEye.