Tag Archives: GEO satellite

DARPA, Space Systems Loral Reach Draft Partnership Agreement on On-Orbit Robotic Servicer R&D

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Space Systems Loral have drafted a partnership agreement to develop technologies that would facilitate autonomous repair and maintenance of satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Both parties aim to jointly fund and perform technology development efforts under the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program as part of the agreement, DARPA said Thursday. The RSGS …

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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 …

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Anne Ostroff: Northrop Lands Subcontract for SBIRS Satellite 5, 6 Payloads

Lockheed Martin has tasked Northrop Grumman to provide sensor payloads for the fifth and sixth geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites in the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Based Infrared System under a $422 million subcontract. “Northrop Grumman looks forward to joining our partner and prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, to produce the GEO-5/6 IR payloads,” Anne Ostroff, vice …

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Lockheed Integrating Air Force GEO-3 Propulsion Subsystem

Lockheed Martin has received core structural components for an Air Force geosynchronous satellite, the firm announced Thursday.  The Bethesda, Md.-based defense and technology firm said it received the structure for the missile warning satellite at its Mississippi-based space and technology center. Production of GEO-3 and GEO-4 is on schedule, said Louie …

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