Space Force launches sixth and final SBIRS satellite

By Michael Marrow / August 4, 2022 at 9:24 AM
The sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Orbit satellite launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, FL this morning aboard an Atlas V United Launch Alliance rocket, rounding out the current generation of missile warning and tracking satellites for the Space Force as the service looks to pivot to the next generation of threat detection. Lockheed Martin was the prime contractor and provider of the space vehicle and Northrop Grumman served as the payload subcontractor for infrared sensors. Alongside the...

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