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U.S. Air Force Poised To Launch Nation's Next Infrared Surveillance Satellite

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.

Note to Editors:

Video and Images of SBIRS can be found at: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/sbirs

Live 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 michael.1.friedman@lmco.com (303) 971-7255

Chip Eschenfelder(303) 977-8375 chip.eschenfelder@lmco.com   

 

SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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