Tag Archives: Space Based Infrared System

Raytheon Develops Satellite Data Processing System Prototype

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

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

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 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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Air Force Reschedules Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Launch to Friday

The U.S. Air Force has pushed back to Friday the launch of a Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite due to range and technical issues, Space News reported Thursday. The Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite was scheduled to take off Thursday from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V …

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Air Force to Launch Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Thursday

The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch a Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite Thursday onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite will work to perform surveillance operations in support of missile warning and defense, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence …

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Air Force Taps Lockheed to Conduct SBIRS Logistics, Sustainment Studies

Lockheed Martin has secured a $45 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for logistics, sustainment and combined task force support services to the Space-Based Infrared System. The Defense Department said Friday Lockheed’s space systems business will conduct studies on the SBIRS CLS and legacy sustainment baseline system for the satellite program’s operational ground …

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Lockheed Taps Microsemi to Produce Master Reference Oscillator for Air Force Infrared Satellites

Lockheed Martin has chosen Microsemi to supply master reference oscillators for integration into the next two Space Based Infrared System satellites for the U.S. Air Force. Microsemi said Wednesday it will start to deliver production models of the company’s master reference oscillators that include discrete devices and radiation-tolerant field programmable gate arrays to Lockheed, the SBIRS’ prime contractor, …

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