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ULA Sends Atlas V Rocket to Space Force for 5th SBIRS Satellite Launch

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United Launch Alliance has shipped its Atlas V vehicle to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida ahead of launching a Lockheed Martin-built satellite that will join a constellation of missile-warning spacecraft. An Atlas V 421 rocket will send the Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 5 satellite to orbit on behalf of the Space and Missile Systems Center, ULA said Thursday.

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4th Lockheed-Made SBIRS GEO Satellite Transmits Initial Images Through “˜First Light' Milestone

4th Lockheed-Made SBIRS GEO Satellite Transmits Initial Images Through “˜First Light' Milestone - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The fourth missile warning satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force sent its initial images back to Earth as part of the “first light“ milestone. Lockheed said Wednesday the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight-4 satellite switched on its sensors in February during the vehicle checkout phase as part …

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Raytheon Develops Satellite Data Processing System Prototype

Raytheon Develops Satellite Data Processing System Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon has developed a prototype ground-based system designed to collect and process space surveillance data for disaster and threat response applications. The company said Friday it designed the prototype system in an effort to help first responders and military troops obtain data from the Space Based Infrared System as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s Future Operationally …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Lockheed-Built Air Force Missile Warning Satellite

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Launch of Lockheed-Built Air Force Missile Warning Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aerojet Rocketdyne provided a range of propulsion products to support the launch of the U.S. Air Force‘s fourth Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket on Friday. An Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ-60A solid rocket strap-on motor powered the Atlas V’s Centaur upper stage to transport the Space Based …

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4th Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Satellite Responds to Post-Launch Air Force Commands

4th Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Satellite Responds to Post-Launch Air Force Commands - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that a fourth Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite responded to initial commands shortly after the spacecraft’s launch on Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Lockheed said Friday the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight-4 satellite received initial signals from the …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Equipment Supports NRO Natl Defense Payload Launch

Aerojet Rocketdyne Equipment Supports NRO Natl Defense Payload Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aerojet Rocketdyne supplied equipment to support the deployment of a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite which flew onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV rocket. The NROL-47 national defense mission satellite was launched with the help of an Aerojet Rocketdyne-developed RS-68A booster engine, RL10B-2 upper stage engine, 14 helium pressurization tanks and …

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Air Force to Hold Industry Conference on Missile Warning Satellite Upgrade Project

Air Force to Hold Industry Conference on Missile Warning Satellite Upgrade Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Air Force will meet with potential vendors to discuss its plans to update ground-based software of the U.S. military’s missile warning satellites, SpaceNews reported Monday. A space enterprise consortium managed by the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center is scheduled to host a conference this week in El Segundo, California, …

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Lockheed Gets Air Force Funds to Integrate Subsystem for Next 2 SBIRS Missile Warning Satellites

Lockheed Gets Air Force Funds to Integrate Subsystem for Next 2 SBIRS Missile Warning Satellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin has secured a nearly $46 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to integrate an additional subsystem for the fifth and sixth Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous missile warning satellites. The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed will also modify SBIRS GEO-5 and GEO-6 propulsion systems under the modification. Lockheed’s space systems business will perform work at …

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