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  • Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO 3 Satellite Sends 1st Images From Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO 3 Satellite Sends 1st Images From Orbit

    A Lockheed Martin-built geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite designed to provide missile warning data to the U.S. Air Force has transmitted its first images from its orbit approximately 22,000 miles above the equator. Lockheed said Wednesday the third Space Based Infrared System satellite will work to help the Air Force distribute missile warning data to the U.S. […] More

  • Air Force Sends Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO 3 Satellite Into Space - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Sends Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO 3 Satellite Into Space

    A third Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite launched atop United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V evolved expendable launch vehicle Friday evening from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite is designed to provide battlespace awareness efforts of U.S. combatant commanders, intelligence organizations and allies globally, the U.S. Air Force said Friday. […] More

  • Lockheed Seals 3rd Air Force Missile Warning Satellite Ahead of Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Seals 3rd Air Force Missile Warning Satellite Ahead of Launch

    Lockheed Martin has enclosed a missile warning satellite the company built for the U.S. Air Force in a protective launch vehicle fairing in preparation for a scheduled Jan. 19 launch. The third Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite went through encapsulation at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be deployed aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket, Lockheed said Tuesday. […] More

  • Lockheed Transports Missile Warning Satellite to Cape Canaveral AF Station; David Sheridan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Transports Missile Warning Satellite to Cape Canaveral AF Station; David Sheridan Comments

    Lockheed Martin shipped the U.S. Air Force‘s next missile warning satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 2. The Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite was shipped to Florida aboard a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at nearby Moffett Federal Air Field in preparation for its October launch, Lockheed said Friday. David […] More

  • Lockheed to Share Space-Based IR Data For Remote Sensing Applications - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Share Space-Based IR Data For Remote Sensing Applications

    Lockheed Martin plans to open access to data from the company-built Space Based Infrared System in efforts to foster the development of remote sensing tools for military and civilian applications. The company said Wednesday the infrared data will be made available to government, commercial and academic organizations through the U.S. Air Force‘s data utilization laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. “By giving […] More

  • Lockheed Completes SBIRS Increment 2 Ground Station Integration; Vinny Sica Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Completes SBIRS Increment 2 Ground Station Integration; Vinny Sica Comments

    Lockheed Martin has completed development and integration work on the Space-Based Infrared System‘s Increment 2 ground station and will move forward to certification tests for the U.S. Air Force space program. The company said Monday Increment 2 will command the combined infrared surveillance operations of the Defense Support Program, SBIRS geosynchronous orbit satellites and highly elliptical orbit payloads. “The transition […] More

  • Lockheed Subcontracts Northrop for Space IR Satellite Navigation System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Subcontracts Northrop for Space IR Satellite Navigation System

    Northrop Grumman will build a space inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force‘s sixth Space Based Infrared System satellite under a subcontract with Lockheed Martin, the SBIRS program’s prime contractor. The space inertial reference unit will also work to perform sensor stabilization and attitude control functions on the geosynchronous Earth orbit space vehicle, Northrop said […] More

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