Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Company Overview

Partnering with national security and military, civil government and commercial customers, we develop space-based solutions to help protect lives and advance the cause of civilization. From satellite production advancements to business model innovations, we are driving towards the nexus of satellite affordability, capability and resiliency for all of our customers. With a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications missions, Lockheed Martin-built satellites serve to connect, protect, and explore the world in which we live. The next space age starts now.

Job Shadow Description

Tour of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) and Space Based Infrared Surveillance (SBIRS) Programs

The Job Shadow opportunity will provide an overview of the AEHF and SBIRS missions, including tours into the hi-bay to see a satellite and to the solar array manufacturing center. The next space age starts now.

The AEHF system provides vastly improved global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms. The jam-resistant system also serves international partners including Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Australia, and coming in 2020, NATO.

The SBIRS system uses infrared surveillance to provide early missile warning for the U.S. military and is considered one of the nation's highest priority programs. The system includes a combination of satellites and hosted payloads in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) and Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) and ground hardware and software. SBIRS has prowerful overhead sensors that provide vast amounts of data. At the SBIRS Mission Control Station, Overhead Persistent Infrared Battlespace Awareness Center at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, this data is being used for operational applications across areas llike battlespace awareness, intelligence and 24/7 tactical alerts.

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Host Details


Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company


1111 Lockheed Martin Way, B158, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

We will provide and eat lunch with the students

30 of 30 positions available


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Visitors Bldg. A shuttle will take all students to B158 Lobby. Cell phones will be left in a secure area at the visitors bldg. during your visit.


We will provide and eat lunch with the students. Signed photo release form optional.


Business casual.