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Air Force Declares SBIRS GEO-4 Satellite Operational

The fourth missile warning satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force has reached operational acceptance designation from Space Command. The service said Thursday that the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 4 satellite transmits data to the 460th space wing-run mission control station at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado.

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DARPA Taps 8 Firms for GEO Satellite Servicing Program’s Second Phase; David Barnhart Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded prime contracts to eight companies for phase two of the agency’s Phoenix program, through which DARPA aims to develop robotics systems to service geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites. DARPA said Wednesday it has tapped Busek, Energid, Honeybee Robotics, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ Canada and U.S. branches, NovaWurks, Oceaneering and Space Systems/Loral for the program’s …

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