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News Archive / Tagged: Global Positioning Satellite

  • Lockheed Martin awarded Phase 1 contract for future GPS III satellites

    Derek RichardsonMay 20th, 2016

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $5 million contract for phase one of the U.S. Air Force’s procurement process for future GPS III satellites. Over the course of the next 26 months, the company will demonstrate the value of a modular design for the positioning constellation.

  • First GPS III satellite completes thermal vacuum test

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 6th, 2016

    Lockheed Martin announced on Feb. 3 that the first Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite completed a system level thermal vacuum test, validating the design can operate in the extreme environment of space.

  • GPS III and OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command and control capabilities

    Press ReleaseDecember 29th, 2014

    Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Company successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the world’s most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System (GPS), the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX).