SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin marked a testing milestone for its missile launch early warning and surveillance geosynchronous orbit spacecraft.
Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the first phase of the Baseline Integrated System Test on its second Space-Based Infrared System satellite spacecraft technology.
The Baseline Integrated System Test, which is an extensive functional test on the SBIRS GEO, marks a milestone for Lockheed Martin and paves the way for final factory work. The SBIRS GEO is designed to provide the U.S. military with next-generation missile detection and surveillance capabilities.
"Concluding the first phase of Baseline Integrated System Test is another example of the entire government/industry team's commitment to operational excellence and successful execution of this critical national security program," Dave Sheridan, Lockheed Martin SBIRS GEO program manager, said in a statement.