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News Archive / Tagged: Department of Defense

  • Boeing to build Intelsat 35e EpicNG Satellite

    Press ReleaseJuly 9th, 2014

    Boeing will build the Intelsat 35e Epic Next Generation satellite for Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of global satellite services and Boeing’s largest commercial satellite customer. This also marks Intelsat’s ninth order for a satellite based on Boeing’s 702MP (medium power) platform.

  • Boeing GPS IIF completes on-orbit checkout

    Press ReleaseJune 27th, 2014

    With on-orbit checkout and validation of the sixth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite, Boeing has reached the halfway mark in delivering the current series of satellites to the U.S. Air Force, which operates the GPS constellation.

  • Lockheed wins contract to track space trash

    Josh TallisJune 4th, 2014

    The Department of Defense announced this week it was awarding nearly one billion dollars to build Space Fence, a space surveillance network designed to track and monitor orbital debris. Lockheed Martin Corp. beat out Raytheon for the $915 million contract.

  • Introducing the 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees: Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 4th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Rainy weather could not dampen spirits at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during the 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductions. Yesterday, a crowd gathered underneath the Space Shuttle Atlantis to honor two distinguished American Astronauts – Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross. If you have had the opportunity to visit the Space Shuttle […]

  • NASA, JAXA announce global precipitation satellite launch date

    Jason RhianDecember 27th, 2013

    With weather and environmental concerns foremost in mind, NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have announced that on Thursday February 27, between 1:07 p.m. to 3:07 p.m. EST (3:07 a.m. to 5:07 a.m. JST Friday, Feb. 28) they will launch the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite. Launch will take place from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center […]