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The company's satellites have been used for military and civil government weather monitoring as well, including the TIROS series of satellites and spacecraft for the DMSP program; the Earth Observing System Terra satellite to launch later this year; and Space Based Infrared System High for early detection of missile launches.
Over many years of service, the TIROS satellites have earned the reputation as the workhorses of the Civil Space Earth-imaging inventory.
This team has been totally dedicated to providing NASA and NOAA with satellites to extend NOAA's ability to provide environmental data products to users, and reaching this milestone is always very satisfying," says Jeff Vanden Beukel, Lockheed Martin TIROS program director.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company has a long history of developing highly reliable civil and military weather and environmental satellite systems including Landsat, TIROS, Terra and DMSP.