The SBIRS team is led by the Infrared Space Systems Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Lockheed Martin is the SBIRS prime contractor, Northrop Grumman is the payload integrator. Air Force Space Command operates the SBIRS system.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.
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Video and Images of SBIRS can be found at: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/sbirsLive launch broadcast and webcast details:
Schedule BARS AND TONE – 4:30 P.M.PROGRAM START – 5:01 P.M.LAUNCH WINDOW – 5:21 – 6:01 P.M.END PROGRAM – 7:00 P.M. Transmission for digital high definition SATELLITE: SES 2TRANSPONDER: 21BAND: C-Band DigitalORBITAL POSITION: 87 degrees westCARRIER: SES AmericomHD BANDWIDTH: 18 MHz (half transponder 'AB')DOWNLINK FREQ: 4111 MHz (Horizontal)UPLINK FREQ: 6336 MHz (Vertical)SYMBOL RATE: 13FEC: ¾DATA RATE: 17.9705DVBS-QPSKMPEG-2AUDIO EMBEDDED
Transmission for digital standard definition SATELLITE: SES 2TRANSPONDER: 21BAND: C-Band DigitalORBITAL POSITION: 87 degrees westCARRIER: SES AmericomBANDWIDTH: 9 MHz (quarter transponder 'C')DOWNLINK FREQ: 4124.5 MHz (Horizontal)UPLINK FREQ: 6349.5 MHz (Vertical)SYMBOL RATE: 6.1113FEC: ¾DATA RATE: 8.448DVBS-QPSKMPEG-2AUDIO EMBEDDED Flash and mobile streams available here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Multimedia_Webcast.shtml Windows media stream available here http://mfile.akamai.com/29730/live/reflector:51679.asx?bkup=50982 Media Contact Michael Friedman firstname.lastname@example.org (303) 971-7255 Chip Eschenfelder(303) 977-8375 email@example.com SOURCE Lockheed Martin