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Defence Satellites
Missile Warning Spacecraft Ready For May Launch
Defence Satellites : 14 March, 2011
Lockheed Martin has completed the geosynchronous space based infrared system craft and delivered it to Cape Canaveral for lift-off in May
US Air Force Space Fence Proposal
Defence Satellites : 19 November, 2010
Lockheed Martin submits bid for space tracking, detection and measurement system for objects in low earth orbit
High Frequency Communication Satellite Service Testing Complete
Defence Satellites : 02 November, 2010
Intersegment testing has been completed on a high frequency military communications satellite built by Lockheed Martin
Ground Control Transition For Milstar
Defence Satellites : 04 August, 2010
Control of the Milstar military satellite has been transferred to a new Extremely High Frequency Ground Control station
Lockheed Martin Congratulates Onizuka Tracking Station on 50 Years Service
Defence Satellites : 29 July, 2010
The air force station at Onizuka for satellite tracking has had half a century of service with key supplier Lockheed Martin Space Systems joining in with the celebrations
EHF Military Satellite Delivered To US Air Force
Defence Satellites : 26 May, 2010
The first of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites for the US Air Force has been delivered to Cape Canaveral for launch in July 2010
Successful Testing On TEPCE Spacecraft
Defence Satellites : 21 May, 2010
The Tether Electrodynamics Propulsion CubeSat Experiment has successfully gone through deployment testing at the Naval Research Laboratory
Prototype Spacecraft Research Contract
Defence Satellites : 03 May, 2010
The US Navy has contracted Orbital Sciences to conduct research and analysis on prototype space craft and airborne systems
Satellite Contract for Australian Defence Force
Defence Satellites : 30 April, 2010
Australia has agreed on a UHF hosted payload service with Intelsat for launch in the next two years
Key Milestones Met In GPS III Satellite For Air Force
Defence Satellites : 20 April, 2010
Lockheed Martin has undergone critical design review phase for the Global Positioning System satellite being prepared for the US Air Force
Orbital Acquires Satellite Manufacturing Division of General Dynamics
Defence Satellites : 05 April, 2010
Satellite specialists adds technical skills to its staff with the acquisition of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
Orbital Agrees to Acquire General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
Defence Satellites : 08 March, 2010
Defence and Advanced Scientific Satellite manufacturer reaches agreement on purchase of satellite division of General Dynamics, adding to the company’s capabilities in the defence and weather satellite markets
Military Communications Satellite Still Functional After 10 Years in Orbit
Defence Satellites : 01 March, 2010
Air Force Communication System using Lockheed Martin satellite continues to provide communications capabilities to the troops after a decade of active service
Space Based Early Warning System Test Milestone Reached
Defence Satellites : 17 February, 2010
The second space based infrared system satellite from Lockheed Martin Space Systems has undergone integrated testing to verify its capabilities for detecting missile launches
Ground-Based Midcourse Defence Division Gains new VP
Defence Satellites : 04 February, 2010
Experienced professional involved in missile defence systems takes Vice President Position in Lockheed Martin Space Systems in charge of Ground-Based Midcourse Defence (GMD)
Launch support test achieved on SBIRS program
Defence Satellites : 15 January, 2010
Lockheed Martin Space Systems and the US Air Force have achieved a key testing program on the Space-Based Infrared System GEO-1 satellite for infrared surveillance and battlespace awareness
Missile Warning Satellite successfully completes thermal vacuum testing
Defence Satellites : 02 December, 2009
The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have completed environmental tests of the SBIRS satellite for missile warning
Lockheed Martin Meteorological Satellite Program
Defence Satellites : 08 October, 2009
The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-18 Block 5D-3 spacecraft, built under contract for the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), is undergoing final preparation for a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on October 18, 2009.
Vizada develops mobile satellite communications system for French Air Force
Defence Satellites : 14 September, 2009
Vizada has developed a mobile satellite communications system based on the Inmarsat BGAN* service for French Air Force Rafale fighter planes. The system is used to support personnel on the ground charged with promoting the fighter jet to foreign states, including a recent mission in the United Arab Emirates.
New military communications satellite begins final round of testing
Defence Satellites : 11 September, 2009
The first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Air Force has entered final testing at the company's Sunnyvale, Calif. facilities.
USSTRATCOM certification on second SBIRS HEO system
Defence Satellites : 26 August, 2009
Lockheed Martin has announced that the second Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-2) payload and associated ground systems have been certified for missile warning operations by U.S. Strategic Command.
U.S. Air Force accepts second Lockheed Martin SBIRS HEO system for operations
Defence Satellites : 27 July, 2009
The Lockheed Martin -led team developing the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) announced today that the second Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-2) payload and ground system modifications have been accepted for operations by the U.S. Air Force, paving the way for U.S. Strategic Command's formal certification of the HEO-2 system next month.
Lockheed Martin - Development Contract for U.S. Air Force Space Fence
Defence Satellites : 01 July, 2009
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $30 million contract to begin concept development for Space Fence, a system of land-based S-Band radars and supporting operations centers that will detect and report on objects and debris orbiting the Earth. Lockheed Martin was one of three industry teams to receive contracts.
$51 million contract from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
Defence Satellites : 19 June, 2009
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $51 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR). The single-award contract covers a five-year base period with eight potential six-month option periods and has a total potential value of $98 million if all options are exercised.
Iridium awarded U.S. Navy contract for DTCS development
Defence Satellites : 10 June, 2009
Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) announces that the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren has awarded one of its subsidiaries a $21,688,808 indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity cost-type contract to support development and delivery of the Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS). DTCS is an extension of "Netted Iridium,’ the company’s push-to-talk communications capability. DTCS will provide over-the-horizon, on-the-move, beyond line-of-sight netted voice and data communications over the Iridium network for the tactical warfighter.
General Dynamics - New satellite terminals
Defence Satellites : 06 June, 2009
Communication bandwidth for soldiers' network increased with added Ku-and Ka-band terminals
Orbit wins contract to supply satellite communication systems to French Navy
Defence Satellites : 21 May, 2009
This $4 million contract marks yet another selection of an Orbit satellite communication system by a European Navy
Lockheed Martin - Second EHF military communications satellite
Defence Satellites : 17 April, 2009
Lockheed Martin has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military communications satellite, a major program milestone that proves spacecraft performance and functionality in a complete test-like-you-fly environment.
Lockheed Martin SBIRS team advancing to follow-on production phase
Defence Satellites : 11 April, 2009
The Lockheed Martin Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) team has submitted its proposal for the program's follow-on production phase and has completed a major Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone with the U.S. Air Force. The SBIRS program is designed to provide early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.
U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin team set to launch modernized GPS satellite
Defence Satellites : 03 April, 2009
A U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team is gearing up to launch a modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite, which includes a demonstration payload that will transmit a new third civil signal, known as L5. This spacecraft is set for launch aboard a Delta II rocket on March 24, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Lockheed Martin-Built DSCS Satellites Achieve Historic Milestone
Defence Satellites : 19 February, 2009
A U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team announced today that the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) III constellation has surpassed 200 years of on-orbit operations, the longest total operational experience of any U.S. military communications satellite constellation.
First Lockheed Martin-Built Milstar Satellite Marks 15 Years On Orbit
Defence Satellites : 13 February, 2009
The first U.S. Air Force Milstar communications satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin [NTSE:LMT] team, has achieved 15 years of on-orbit operations.
Lockheed Martin-Led Team to Extend TSAT Risk Reduction/System Definition Phase
Defence Satellites : 10 February, 2009
The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Lockheed Martin/Northrop Grumman Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) Space Segment Team a $75-million, six-month extension to its Risk Reduction and System Definition (RR&SD) contract.
Boeing - Wideband global SATCOM satellite shipped for launch
Defence Satellites : 05 February, 2009
Boeing has shipped the second in a series of new, high-capacity military communications satellites to Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida, where it will be readied for a March launch.
CLS Installs the First Iridium-Based Compliant LRIT Terminals Onboard French Flag Ships
Defence Satellites : 04 February, 2009
Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) announces it has sold its first Iridium-based compliant Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) terminals in partnership with Iridium Satellite LLC. CLS is a major provider of satellite-based environmental data collection, location and ocean observation services. Through the CLS-Iridium partnership, CLS also delivered corresponding LRIT Conformance Test Certificates on behalf of the flag administration.
First SBIRS Satellite With New Flight Software Completes Key Test
Defence Satellites : 30 January, 2009
The first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin team for the U.S. Air Force, has successfully completed a major test utilizing new flight software that will enable highly reliable spacecraft command and control operations.
Boeing - USAF Contract for Transformational Satellite Communications
Defence Satellites : 29 January, 2009
Boeing has received a $75 million contract extension from the U.S. Air Force to continue risk reduction and system definition for the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT).
U.S. Air Force's Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT)
Defence Satellites : 25 January, 2009
Lockheed Martin/Northrop Grumman Team Advances New High Speed Data Transfer Technology For TSAT
Boeing Increases Capability of On-Orbit US Navy Satellite
Defence Satellites : 10 January, 2009
Boeing has successfully reconfigured an on-orbit U.S. Navy satellite, adding 30 percent more communications capability
Lockheed Martin & Thales Alenia - Space Radar Solutions
Defence Satellites : 22 December, 2008
Lockheed Martin, Thales Alenia Space Partner To Deliver Space Radar Solutions For Global Customers
Lockheed Martin - First SBIRS HEO System Achieves USSTRATCOM Certification
Defence Satellites : 16 December, 2008
The first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-1) payload and ground system, built by a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team, has been certified for operations by U.S. Strategic Command.
ATK - contract to produce the first operational Air Force ORS satellite
Defence Satellites : 06 December, 2008
Alliant Techsystems , in partnership with Goodrich ISR Systems Division, was awarded a contract to produce the first operational Air Force ORS satellite, designated ORS Sat-1
U.S. Air Force Accepts First Lockheed Martin SBIRS HEO System For Operations
Defence Satellites : 19 November, 2008
The first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-1) payload and ground system, built by a Lockheed Martin team, has been accepted for operations by the U.S Air Force.
Boeing to Add New Technology to US Air Force GPS IIF Ground Segment
Defence Satellites : 18 November, 2008
Boeing has announced that it will add improved capabilities to its technology for the U.S. Air Force's Operational Control Segment (OCS) satellite ground-control system. The new technology will allow the system to operate the new Boeing-built Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellites in addition to the current on-orbit GPS fleet, and provide advanced encryption and data-protection capabilities. The first of 12 GPS IIF satellites is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2009.
Lockheed Martin Military Weather Satellite Achieves Five Years On Orbit
Defence Satellites : 06 November, 2008
Constellation Projected to Provide Critical Weather Data for Years to Come
$30 Million Contract For USAF Self-Awareness Space Situational Awareness Program
Defence Satellites : 30 October, 2008
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $30 million contract for the development phase of the Self-Awareness Space Situational Awareness (SASSA) technology demonstration program.
Lockheed Martin Missile Warning Satellite Completes Rigorous Environmental Testing
Defence Satellites : 28 October, 2008
Lockheed Martin has successfully completed acoustic testing of the first geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) spacecraft in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program.
Northrop Grumman - USAF Contract for Defense Support Program
Defence Satellites : 26 October, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a contract by the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to provide technical support for the operational Defense Support Program (DSP) spacecraft, primary infrared sensor and mission analysis.
Key Flight Software Delivered For Missile Warning Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin
Defence Satellites : 23 October, 2008
Lockheed Martin has delivered the latest block of flight software for the first geosynchronous orbit (GEO-1) spacecraft in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program.
Lockheed Martin Delivers Key Hardware for U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System
Defence Satellites : 14 October, 2008
Lockheed Martin announced today the successful delivery of the core structure with an integrated propulsion subsystem for the first satellite in the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation. It is the largest A2100 spacecraft core structure ever built by the company.
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