Press Release

Lockheed Martin Awarded Mission Satellite Operations Center Task Order

By SpaceRef Editor
September 19, 2007
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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Development and Test Wing (SDTW) to provide the enterprise management framework, mission management, and infrastructure for current and future missions of the Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center (MMSOC). The Responsive Satellite Command and Control Division of the SDTW manages the MMSOC program providing ground system support to both the satellite research and development and the operational satellite control communities in multiple locations.

The task order, valued at $2.4 million, is for one year with incrementally-funded task orders expected for 2008 and 2009.

At the core of the work being conducted is Lockheed Martin’s legacy Horizon satellite enterprise management system (EMS), which represents more than 30 years of satellite operations experience from national programs to small experimental satellites. Based on the industry leading Microsoft .Net architecture, EMS allows rapid integration with commercial off the shelf (COTS) products such as STK, existing non-development items, and new custom software.

“Horizon’s unique combination of COTS products and its common display enterprise management system allows the MMSOC operator to focus on satellite mission operations rather than ground system operations,” said Gerry Fasano, vice president of Space Command and Control Systems for Lockheed Martin’s Mission & Combat Support Solutions company. “This allows the government a head start towards enabling a plug-and-play architecture.”

Work will be performed at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M., Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Valley Forge, Pa.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.

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