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Vice president views InSight, NASA’s next spacecraft to Mars

Posted October 27, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Adam Mattivi Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks with Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, right, in a clean room facility near Denver, Colo., where Lockheed Martin Space Systems is assembling and testing InSight, NASA’s next spacecraft to Mars. InSight, for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat…

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized A2100 completes propulsion subsystem manufacturing, delivery

Posted May 15, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has completed the propulsion subsystem for the first modernized A2100 satellite. Integral to the spacecraft, the subsystem helps raise the satellite into orbit after launch and keeps it on station throughout its mission life. The propulsion subsystem – a hybrid of electrical and liquid technology – was built at Lockheed Martin’s facility in…

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SpaceX launches rocket 6 months after accident, then lands

Posted December 23, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Dec. 21 with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more astounding feat, it landed the 15-story leftover booster back on Earth safely.

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New Shepard successfully flies 8 NASA research, technology payloads to space

Posted January 25, 2019 by

Blue Origin demonstrated the versatility of the New Shepard system by taking 8 NASA-sponsored research and technology payloads into space Jan. 23, 2019.

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NASA progresses toward SpaceX resupply mission to space station

Posted April 6, 2016 by

NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its eighth Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station April 8. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 3:30 p.m., EDT. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is targeted to lift off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket at 4:43 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape…

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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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AF awards contract for new rideshare capability on Space Launch missions

Posted November 10, 2017 by

The Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded the Long Duration Propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapters procurement contract to Orbital Sciences Corp., Space Systems Division for $33,982,424.  The LDPE contract requires an EELV-compatible payload adapter with power, attitude control and propulsive capabilities, integration services for Government furnished payloads, and one year of…

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

Posted July 17, 2017 by

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

Posted November 19, 2018 by

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team and the planetary science community.

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All in the Family

Posted September 20, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin introduces new satellite lineup In National Harbor, Md., Lockheed Martin Sept. 19 debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The…

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