The new digital payloads passed a critical design review in February 2020.
The UK Pathfinder launch by Lockheed Martin from the Shetland Space Center in 2022 will use an RS1 rocket from ABL Space Systems.
SBIRS GEO-5 is the first military space satellite built on Lockheed Martin's modernised, modular LM 2100 combat bus.
The prototype uses a ‘building block’ approach that can easily scale as the number of satellites increases or as the communication needs evolve.
The $187.5m contract for Transport Layer’s Tranche 0 is an initial test and demonstration phase, with two prime contractors building a total of 20 satellites.
AMMROC is a provider of military maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services in the Middle East region.
The latest satellite increases the number of secure military code-enabled satellites in GPS Constellation to 22.