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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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First Light: Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS satellite successfully transmitting images

Posted March 22, 2017 by

From its final orbit location 22,000 miles above the equator, the third Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite recently sent its first images back down to Earth, a milestone known as "first light."  

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Falcon 9 scheduled to launch from Vandenberg

Posted June 16, 2017 by

The Iridium NEXT satellite is scheduled to launch at1:25 p.m., June 25, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch will take place at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This will be the first launch for Col. Michael S. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, who took command on June 9th. “I’m…

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NASA’s robotic ‘Sniffer’ confirms space station leak, repair

Posted September 15, 2017 by

In recent operations on the International Space Station, robotic operators were twice able to test and confirm the ability of the Robotic External Leak Locator to “smell” in space.  

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Astronaut Bruce McCandless II dies at 80

Posted December 28, 2017 by

Former NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II, mission specialist on the STS-41B and STS-31 missions, died Dec. 21, 2017, at the age of 80. McCandless is perhaps best remembered as the subject of a famous NASA photograph flying alongside the space shuttle in the Manned Maneuvering Unit — the first astronaut to fly untethered from his…

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A view from a launch

Posted March 23, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky The Soyuz MS-08 rocket launched with Expedition 55 Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of NASA, March 21, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Artemyev, Arnold and Feustel will spend the next five months living and working aboard the International Space Station….

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NASA remembers shuttle astronaut Don Peterson

Posted May 30, 2018 by

NASA photograph Astronaut Don Peterson NASA today is remembering Don Peterson, who flew aboard the first flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger and took part in the first spacewalk of the shuttle program. His May 27 death was reported by the Association of Space Explorers on its Facebook page. His mission, STS-6, launched from Kennedy Space Center,…

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NASA instruments head to Germany for alternative fuels research

Posted October 16, 2015 by

NASA's ongoing research into the environmental effects of burning alternative fuels in jet engines picked up some fresh international flavor as it continued this fall in Germany.

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NASA calls off next Mars mission; no time to fix leaky seal

Posted December 28, 2015 by Mike Schneider

NASA is calling off its next mission to Mars because there isn’t enough time to fix a leaky seal on a key science instrument. The InSight spacecraft was set for launch in March. The problem is with a protective pouch around the lander’s seismometer, which was designed to measure ground movement on the red planet….

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Hyten announces Space Enterprise Vision

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Gen. John Hyten, the commander of Air Force Space Command, announced the command’s Space Enterprise Vision April 12 at Peterson Air Force Base. The SEV is the result of an AFSPC-commissioned study that looked at how to make the nation’s national security space enterprise more resilient. The August 2015 SEV study addressed the findings of…

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