The Pentagon plans to end procurements of very large geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) infrared satellites and transition to a proliferated architecture in lower orbits
SciTec, a small business based in Princeton, New Jersey, won a $272 million contract to develop software to analyze data collected by the U.S. military’s early-warning infrared satellites.
Rocket Lab's solar power business will supply solar cells for three missile-warning satellites that Lockheed Martin is building for the U.S. Space Force.
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman select payload providers for Space Force missile-warning satellites
Lockheed Martin announced March 1 it has selected Raytheon Technologies to supply a second payload for the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen OPIR) geosynchronous satellites.
The Space Force is providing Congress overly optimistic forecasts of its planned procurement of missile-warning satellites, GAO said in a new report.
Congress should fully support the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared missile warning satellite program
A new sensor payload developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Ball Aerospace to detect missile launches has passed a critical design review.
The Space Force wants an open platform to process and distribute data from missile-warning satellites so it's less dependent on the current prime contractor Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin gets $4.9 billion contract to build three missile-warning satellites for U.S. Space Force
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4.9 billion contract for the production of three geosynchronous Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared satellites.
Lockheed Martin will analyze the risks in the process of migrating a SBIRS geosynchronous satellite to the next-generation Enterprise Ground Services.
The Space and Missile Systems Center needs a digital workflow system for the development of classified early-warning and communications satellites.
GAO in its annual assessment of DoD acquisition programs says Next-Gen OPIR “faces multiple challenges."
Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team designed competing sensor payloads for the Next-Gen OPIR geosynchronous satellites.
The contract is for two Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared missile warning satellites to be deployed in polar orbits.
The Wide Field of View satellite is scheduled to launch in August 2021.
The five-year contract is to develop the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution, or FORGE.
Big-money satellite procurements remain firmly in the clutch of the big primes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in missile defense satellite programs.