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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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Old data, new tricks: Fresh results from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft 20 years on

Posted April 30, 2018 by

Far across the solar system, from where Earth appears merely as a pale blue dot, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft spent eight years orbiting Jupiter. During that time, the hearty spacecraft — slightly larger than a full-grown giraffe — sent back spates of discoveries on the gas giant’s moons

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45th SW supports successful launch

Posted June 13, 2016 by

ULA photograph A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., June 11, 2016. The ULA Delta IV rocket carried a classified national security payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported…

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EchoStar III satellite recovered, retired

Posted September 8, 2017 by

EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced Sept. 6 that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. “After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit…

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NASA’s InSight passes halfway to Mars, instruments check in

Posted August 20, 2018 by

NASA's InSight spacecraft, en route to a Nov. 26 landing on Mars, passed the halfway mark on Aug. 6. All of its instruments have been tested and are working well.

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Students advance Mars airplane concept

Posted October 17, 2015 by Jay Levine

When you’re designing an airplane that could one day be the first to fly on Mars, the answer cannot be found in the back of the book. That’s one of many conclusions groups of students in two NASA-funded programs at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California realized last summer. They worked on the Preliminary…

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Be an astronaut: NASA accepting applications for future explorers

Posted December 14, 2015 by

Recently named the best place to work in the federal government for the fourth year in a row, NASA is looking for the best candidates to work in the best job on or off the planet. The astronaut candidate application website now is live and accepting submissions through Feb. 18. Qualifying U.S. citizens may apply…

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Northrop Grumman-built, operated planet-seeking spacecraft begins multi-year mission

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman has announced that NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has successfully reached its desired stable orbit and begun science operations.

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NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, crewmates arrive aboard ISS

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Three crew members are adjusting to life on the International Space Station after a successful launch and docking of their Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft Monday. The Soyuz carrying Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Oleg Konenenko of Roscosmos launched at 6:31 a.m., EST, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Raytheon completes development of 3rd Generation Bradley Commander’s Primary Sight

Posted October 15, 2015 by

Raytheon’s Missile Systems business has completed the development of its 3rd Generation Commander’s Primary Sight ahead of the U.S. Army’s anticipated Improved FLIR lethality engineering change proposal for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. “What sets our Commander’s Primary Sight apart from others is Raytheon’s coordinated reuse of existing Bradley vehicle components and interfaces,” said Duane…

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