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Dragon back on earth as crew revs up ISS science

Posted January 14, 2019 by

NASA photograph International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship and Russia’s Progress 70 and 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-11 crew ship all from Roscosmos. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Jan….

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U.S. Air Force contracts Lockheed Martin to continue GPS ground control system sustainment

Posted January 11, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin image The U.S. Air Force’s Lockheed Martin-built next generation GPS III satellite on orbit. Rendering portrays GPS III Space Vehicles (SVs) 01-10. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin the GPS Control Segment Sustainment II contract to continue to sustain and further modernize the Global Positioning System satellite constellation’s ground control system…

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U.S. will pick up pace in race to space with China, DOD official says

Posted January 9, 2019 by C. Todd Lopez

The United States isn’t out of the game yet when it comes to space, but if it wants to remain on top, it will need to do more and do it faster, a senior Defense Department official said Jan. 8.

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Crew wraps up science packing after robotic arm grips Dragon

Posted January 9, 2019 by

NASA photograph Mexico, Baja California and the southern coast of the state of California are pictured as the International Space Station orbited above the Pacific Ocean. When the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft returns to Earth after completing its mission at the station it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean a few hundred miles off the…

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First GPS III satellite successfully launched

Posted January 2, 2019 by

Courtesy graphic GPS III Satellite, the newest generation of GPS satellites, brings new capabilities to users, including three times greater accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities. The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the first Global Positioning Systems III satellite Dec. 23, 2018, from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape…

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You are here: First Lockheed Martin-built next gen GPS III satellite responding to commands

Posted December 26, 2018 by

A major milestone in the U.S. Air Force's plan to bring new technology and capabilities to the GPS constellation, the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite began "talking" with engineers and operators from ground control, as planned, following its successful launch.

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SpaceX launches Air Force’s best GPS yet, ends banner year

Posted December 26, 2018 by AP

SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force’s most powerful GPS satellite ever built. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Dec. 23, hoisting the satellite into orbit. The satellite was deployed to its intended orbit approximately 1 hour and 56 minutes after liftoff. Due to mission requirements, SpaceX did not attempt to…

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Expedition 57 trio back on earth after 197-day space mission

Posted December 21, 2018 by

Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Dec. 20, safely landing at 12:02 a.m., EST,in Kazakhstan.

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Northrop Grumman successfully tests Orion spacecraft’s launch abort motor

Posted December 14, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman along with NASA and Lockheed Martin successfully performed a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Promontory, Utah.

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First Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite encapsulated for Dec. 18 launch

Posted December 12, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force's first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite is now encapsulated for its planned Dec. 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. GPS III Space Vehicle 01 (GPS III SV01) underwent pre-launch processing, fueling and encapsulation at Astrotech Space Operations, in Titusville, Fla.

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