Sbirs GEO-1 Fueled, Marching Toward May Launch

By Amy Butler .

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have completed fueling the first Space-Based Infrared System (Sbirs) satellite, which is expected to launch May 6.

About 5,000 lb. of fuel was added to the satellite, which is based on Lockheed Martin’s A2100 design. The process took place April 8-11, says Jeff Smith, who oversees the ...

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