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Under Control: U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Missile Warning Satellite Responding to Commands

Satellites’ accuracy and sensitivity for detecting infrared targets significantly exceed specifications. The U.S. Air Force’s 460th Space Wing is now “talking” with the fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite after its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, earlier this evening. The Lockheed Martin …

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SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite Responding to Ground Control

After a successful evening launch, the third U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO satellite is now responding to commands as planned, approximately 37 minutes after lift-off. Built by Lockheed Martin, SBIRS GEO Flight 3 is equipped with powerful scanning and staring sensors that collect and transmit infrared …

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