Lockheed Exec Says Next Pair Of SBIRS Satellites Will Be Cheaper To Produce (Updated)

By Courtney Albon / November 1, 2012 at 6:08 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect that there was an eight-year gap between GEO-2 and GEO-3 awards, and not GEO-3 and GEO-4 as originally reported.) As Lockheed Martin begins production on the fifth and sixth geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites in the Space Based Infrared System constellation, the company and the Air Force are learning from past experience and are positioned for a cheaper, more efficient production process, according to a company official. SBIRS Program Manager Jeff...

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