Printer Friendly

Infrared info from space.

With the slow yet steady proliferation of defence-related satellite systems jostling each other for parking real estate overhead, imaging and communication systems are winning prized positions. In January 2009 Lockheed Martin's Space-Based Infrared System (Sbirs) geosynchronous orbit (Geo-1) satellite team completed successful tests of the system's flight software. The Sbirs is being designed to provide early warning of missile launches, as well as supporting technical intelligence and battlespace awareness applications. The baseline integrated system test of the Geo-1 satellite provided system performance baseline information prior to the satellite entering thermal vacuum testing. Lockheed's new software contains applications for controlling space vehicle electrical power, temperature, attitude and navigation.

COPYRIGHT 2009 Armada International
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Digest
Publication:Armada International
Date:Apr 1, 2009
Previous Article:Italian Army gets Freccias.
Next Article:GD rugged laptop 8000.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters