Saturday, July 25, 2009

AF accepts HEO-2 for operations

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the Space Based Infrared System said the second Highly Elliptical Orbit 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. SBIRS is designed to provide early warning of missile launches and support other missions. (Source: Lockheed Martin via PRNewswire, 07/24/09) Gulf Coast note: SBIRS subsystems are built at the Lockheed Martin Mississippi Space and Technology Center at Stennis Space Center, Miss.