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News Archive / Tagged: Lockheed-Martin

  • Blue Origin leads consortium of space stalwarts to develop Human Landing System

    Curt GodwinOctober 25th, 2019

    Although the company has yet to launch a single human into suborbital space, much less into orbit, Blue Origin plans to be a key player in NASA's return to the Moon. At present, it's unclear if a recent announcement will join others in the lunar regolith or ignite a new era of human lunar exploration.

  • Delta IV Medium ends 17-Year run with 100% success

    Jim SiegelAugust 25th, 2019

    ULA's Delta IV Medium rocket, which made its debut flight in 2002, finished its 17-year career by propelling a GPS III satellite into medium Earth orbit.

  • VP Pence reinforces lunar convictions at Apollo 11 celebration

    Cullen DesforgesJuly 21st, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, July 19 at the center’s Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building. His appearance came at a time when the agency both remembered past achievements and worked toward restoring along-lost capability.

  • Anomaly pushes Atlas launch back again

    Jason RhianJuly 11th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla -- The launch of a ULA Atlas V rocket with the fifth AEHF satellite will have to wait a little longer before its flight.

  • Orion spacecraft progressing toward Artemis 1 flight

    Michael ColeJuly 4th, 2019

    PLUM BROOK, Ohio -- NASA is making important strides with the Orion spacecraft in preparation for the Artemis 1 mission, the next step in the agency's effort to return humans to the Moon.

  • Gallery: Ascent Abort 2 paves way for Artemis lunar program

    Jason RhianJuly 2nd, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- During a test that lasted about three-minutes, called Ascent Abort-2, a test article of the Orion spacecraft was launched at 7 a.m. EDT (11:00 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 in Florida. A modified Northrop Grumman Peacekeeper missile procured through the U.S. Air Force was used to help demonstrate that the capsule's crew abort system would perform as designed in the event of an emergency encountered on ascent.

  • USAF provided with software upgrade for GPS III

    Jason RhianJune 15th, 2019

    Five months after being awarded the GPS Control Segment Sustainment II (GCS II) contract, Lockheed Martin has started delivering on that contract.

  • Michigan company helping NASA speed up SLS development

    Jim SharkeyJune 8th, 2019

    As NASA works to meet its goal of returning  astronauts to the Moon by 2024, a Michigan-based company is helping to accelerate the production of the space agency's Space Launch System (SLS) deep space rocket by providing one of the key tools needed to build the massive vehicle.

  • NASA seeks input for lunar spaceship

    Curt GodwinApril 15th, 2019

    When the vice president directed NASA to return humans to the Moon within five years, a once long-term task began to take on some near-term importance.

  • Lockheed Martin unveils Orion-based Moon lander concept

    Heather SmithApril 11th, 2019

    Lockheed Martin unveiled designs for a lunar lander that could be built quickly to meet the vice president's challenge to return humans to the Moon by 2024.

  • Antares not the only thing grounded by recent nor’easter

    Jason RhianNovember 19th, 2018

    The planned Nov. 15 flight of the NG-10 mission to the ISS was delayed two days while NASA waited for a powerful storm to pass. The mission wasn't the only thing held back by bad weather however.

  • Orion spacecraft hardware & safety procedures readied for Exploration Mission 1

    Jason RhianNovember 8th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Europe's contribution to NASA's Orion spacecraft has arrived in Florida. But that's not the only event relating to Orion that has taken place recently.

  • Orion’s European Service Module makes its debut at Kennedy Space Center

    Joe LatrellOctober 27th, 2018

    NASA's Exploration Mission 1 is just over the horizon, but it wouldn't be able to fly to the Moon without a critical component developed from a surprising source.

  • 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.