Space Based Infrared System High (SBIRS High)
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AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND LOS ANGELES AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER
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The Space Based Infrared System SBIRS High program is intended to satisfy key requirements delineated in the SBIRS Operational Requirements Document dated August 15, 1996, with Annex 1 dated July 17, 1998, within the available budget and schedule. SBIRS High is an integrated system consisting of multiple space and ground elements, with incremental deployment phasing, simultaneously satisfying requirements in the following mission areas Missile Warning, Missile Defense, Technical Intelligence and Battlespace Awareness. The constellation architecture for SBIRS High includes Highly Elliptical Orbit HEO sensors and Geosynchronous Earth Orbit GEO satellites, in addition to the following ground elements a Continental United States-based Mission Control Station and Mission Control Station Backup, overseas Relay Ground Stations, Mobile Ground Stations, and associated communication links. The first increment of the SBIRS ground system was certified for operations in December 2001 and supports mission processing of the legacy Defense Support Program system satellites and fusion of HEO monotracks and other data. The SBIRS HEO system was certified for the Integrated Tactical WarningAttack Assessment ITWAA mission in November 2008 and technical intelligence mission in August 2009. The SBIRS GEO 1 and 2 systems were ITWAA mission certified in August 2013 and December 2013, respectively. The SBIRS High Major Defense Acquisition Program MDAP includes two subprograms the Baseline subprogram, comprised of GEO satellites 1-4, HEO payloads 1-2 and associated ground elements and the GEO 5-6 Satellites Replenishment Production Block Buy subprogram. HEO payloads 3 and 4 are not part of this MDAP, but are closely related, so programmatic information is included in the Executive Summary of this SAR.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Infrared Detection and Detectors
- Unmanned Spacecraft