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Northrop Grumman Delivers SBIRS GEO-1 Payload

By | August 8, 2007

      Northrop Grumman Corp., has delivered the first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO) payload to prime contractor Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman announced Aug. 6.

      The milestone was achieved after a thermal vacuum test program to verify that the payload satisfies both performance and functionality requirements.      

      The GEO-1 payload consists of both a scanning sensor and a staring sensor plus other key spacecraft subsystems and electronics including a pointing and control assembly.

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