Air Warfare

SBIRS Geo-5 moves closer to launch

22nd June 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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The fifth geosynchronous Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite for the US Space Force has successfully completed two months of thermal vacuum tests, according to prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

During testing, which began on 16 April, the SBIRS Geo-5 satellite was exposed to heat and cold in a depressurised atmosphere ...

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