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News Archive / Tagged: Lockheed-Martin

  • AEHF-4 packed and ready for launch atop powerful Atlas V

    Jason RhianOctober 10th, 2018

    The AEHF-4 satellite's launch date is just around the corner and a recent milestone has the spacecraft buttoned up and ready to fly.

  • Lockheed Martin seeks commercial participation on Orion flights

    Curt GodwinOctober 9th, 2018

    Could Lockheed Martin's Orion spacecraft be used for commercial purposes? A new proposal suggests it can.

  • Lockheed martin unveils reusable lander to pair with Lunar Gateway

    Joe LatrellOctober 4th, 2018

    Lockheed Martin has proposed a reusable lunar lander that could reignite exploration of the surface of the Moon by humans.

  • NASA/NOAA open investigation into GOES 17 Anomaly

    Jason RhianOctober 2nd, 2018

    What impact will the problem discovered on the GOES 17 have on the satellite's operations?

  • Launched in January, SBIRS GEO-3 reaches operational status

    Joe LatrellSeptember 17th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — GEO-3, the latest Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) constellation, has achieved operational acceptance from the U.S. Air Force Space Command.

  • Orion parachutes complete series of tests in lead up to EM-1

    Jason RhianSeptember 13th, 2018

    The last in a series of eight planned tests of NASA's Orion spacecraft was completed on Wednesday, Sept. 12 - paving the way for the first combined flight of Orion and the new super heavy-lift booster.

  • What goes out, must come back: NASA moves Mobile Launcher to VAB for year of work leading to EM-1

    Curt GodwinSeptember 9th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- After journeying out to Launch Pad 39B for several days of fit checks and tests, NASA has rolled the 11-million pound (4.99-million kilogram) Mobile Launcher (ML) back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) for further work.

  • Capsule for first Orion spacecraft designed to carry crew built and delivered to KSC

    Jason RhianAugust 31st, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- NASA and Lockheed Martin are preparing for the first crewed flight of the agency's "exploration-class" spacecraft, Orion, on a mission that should see astronauts return to a trajectory their colleagues have not ventured to in more than 45 years. This latest milestone saw components that will comprise the spacecraft assembled and shipped to Kennedy Space Center.

  • GPS III Satellite shipped to the Cape in preparation for flight

    Jason RhianAugust 28th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Lockheed Martin has shipped the first GPS III satellite, touted as being harder-to-jam, to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station located in Florida in preparation for flight. 

  • OSIRIS-REx – marks the spot

    Jason RhianAugust 25th, 2018

    NASA provided an update on Friday, Aug. 24, about the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. By all accounts of the experts working on the expedition to the asteroid Bennu - things are going very well.

  • Lockheed Martin, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex launch new Astronaut Training Experience

    Jason RhianAugust 17th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Lockheed Martin and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex "launched" the new Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The event was conducted with pomp, leading members of the space community and those who stand to benefit from this new attraction.

  • First major piece of NASA’s Space Launch System assembled

    Lloyd CampbellAugust 5th, 2018

    NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) has completed a major milestone with the first major piece of the rocket's core stage being fully assembled and ready for integration into other hardware in advance of the vehicle’s first test flight—Exploration Mission-1.

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announces Lockheed Martin as title sponsor of New Astronaut Training Experience

    Press ReleaseJuly 21st, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Lockheed Martin has signed on to become the title sponsor for the Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX), the newest attraction at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The ATX center uses immersive simulation technology to transport participants to Mars, train them to live and work in the harshest environments and teach them what it’s like to travel to the Red Planet, using real NASA science to address engineering challenges. The announcement was made by Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

  • Lockheed Martin 3D prints fuel tank components

    Heather SmithJuly 13th, 2018

    Lockheed Martin has announced the creation of a 3-D printed titanium dome for satellite fuel tanks. The 46-inch diameter vessel completed final rounds of quality testing this month. The program was instituted to create a high-pressure tank that can carry fuel on board satellites and marks a significant step toward streamlining the deployment of spacecraft on orbit.

  • SBIRS GEO Flight-4 beams back first images

    Jason RhianMay 6th, 2018

    The first images from the fourth of the United States Air Force's Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) have been sent back to the ground in what has been dubbed “first light" - marking a milestone for the most-recently launched SBIRS spacecraft.