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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract for GPS III satellites 9, 10

Posted September 28, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin $395 million in contract options for the production of the ninth and tenth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite.

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Scientists, engineers evaluate Orion radiation protection plan

Posted September 23, 2016 by

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity’s frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

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Practicing Orion spacecraft recovery after splashdown

Posted September 23, 2016 by

NASA photograph by Radislav Sinyak A group of U.S. Navy divers, Air Force pararescuemen and Coast Guard rescue swimmers practice Orion underway recovery techniques in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Sept. 21, 2016. The uncrewed Orion spacecraft will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the San Diego coast…

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NASA contract extends Lockheed Martin-built IRIS space observatory for deeper look at sun

Posted September 19, 2016 by

Delivering the most detailed images of the sun's lower atmosphere ever recorded from space, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, built and operated by Lockheed Martin for NASA, has received more time to deliver groundbreaking space science.

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Worldview-4 satellite to launch from Vandenberg

Posted September 16, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Shane M. Phipps

The 4th Space Launch Squadron and United Launch Alliance are set to propel the Worldview-4 satellite into a Sun Synchronous orbit, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 16.

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Pluto ‘paints’ its largest moon red

Posted September 14, 2016 by

In June 2015, when the cameras on NASA’s approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, mission scientists knew two things: they’d never seen anything like it elsewhere in our solar system, and they couldn’t wait to get the story behind it.

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Mars rover views spectacular layered rock formations

Posted September 12, 2016 by

The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp. The new images arguably rival photos taken in U.S. National Parks.

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Countdown to launch

Posted September 9, 2016 by

The WorldView-4 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin for DigitalGlobe, Inc., has been encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx speeds toward asteroid rendezvous

Posted September 9, 2016 by

NASA's first asteroid sampling mission launched into space at 7:05 p.m., EDT, Sept. 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., beginning a journey that could revolutionize our understanding of the early solar system.

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NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth

Posted September 7, 2016 by

NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams returned to Earth Sept. 6 after his U.S. record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station.

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