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55 communication satellites in orbit for the Iridium® NEXT Constellation

Successful 6th launch of 5 new Iridium® NEXT satellites! The sixth batch of Iridium® NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The success of this sixth launch for the Iridium® NEXT program further solidifies the company’s reputation for excelled expertise as prime… Read More ›

Raytheon in final phase of GPS OCX software build

Program ready for 2018 GPS III launch, on-orbit testing. Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, is in its final software development phase. This phase focuses on increasing automation and building controls for both L1C, a civilian GPS signal aimed at increasing international access, and M-code, a military GPS… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Train Special Operations Airmen

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to provide comprehensive training support services for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), supporting schoolhouse operations for various crew positions across multiple mission design series aircraft, aircrew training and support for AFSOC Special Operation Forces (SOF) aircrews and assets. The Air Commando Training and… Read More ›

NASA to Air Prelaunch Briefing, Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 10th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station no earlier than 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18. Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will lift off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket… Read More ›

U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin Prepare for Jan. 19 Launch of Next SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite

Once launched, the Bay Area-built satellite will track and deliver infrared data critical to early missile warning and defense The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will launch the next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch window is between 7:46… Read More ›

Last Look Before Lift-Off: SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Encapsulated for Launch

The Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS missile warning satellite was enclosed in its protective launch vehicle fairing for Jan. 19 launch. The U.S. Air Force‘s next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was encapsulated on Jan. 7 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will launch on Jan…. Read More ›

GOES-S Acoustics Test

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed assembly of NOAA‘s GOES-S weather satellite and is now beginning critical mechanical and environmental testing of the spacecraft. GOES-S is the second of four next-generation geostationary weather satellites called the GOES-R series, and will provide a major improvement in our nation’s weather observation capabilities leading to more accurate and… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin and ULA Encapsulate EchoStar XIX Satellite for Dec. 18 Launch

The EchoStar XIX satellite has been encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing. It is scheduled to launch Dec. 18 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 431 rocket contracted through Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Commercial Launch Services. For encapsulation, EchoStar XIX was connected to an adapter and then enclosed in the four-meter fairing or… Read More ›

First Images from Lockheed Martin-Built WorldView-4 Satellite Showcase Newest Addition to DigitalGlobe’s Imaging Constellation

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE:DGI), has shared the first vibrant, crystal-clear images from the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE:LMT) WorldView-4 satellite, demonstrating the industry-leading resolution, accuracy and agility of its newest imaging spacecraft. “Seeing these first images is only a glimpse of the value WorldView-4 will bring to the world,” said Carl Marchetto, vice president and general manager of… Read More ›

Orbital ATK Technologies Help Launch Weather Forecasting Satellite

Company’s Flight, Defense and Space Technologies Support Launch of NOAA-NASA GOES-R Satellite Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, provided critical hardware for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V vehicle and NASA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R), a first-of-its-kind NASA weather satellite launched Saturday, November 19 from Cape… Read More ›

Thales Alenia Space and SENER begin their business alliance in optical payloads for space missions

Pioneering industrial agreement in the Spanish space sector, with a commitment by the two companies to make a joint investment. The engineering and technology group SENER and Thales Alenia Space start effectively their pioneering agreement to execute a joint business plan that will lead the Spanish industry in the development of optical payloads for space… Read More ›

Better Forecasts Ahead: Lockheed Martin-Built GOES-R Weather Satellite Launched

New Weather Satellite for NOAA to Greatly Improve Weather Forecasting and Warnings NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was successfully launched today at 6:42 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket. The spacecraft successfully deployed its large solar array, which… Read More ›

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