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Travis delivers NASA InSight Spacecraft

Posted March 9, 2018 by Senior Airman Amber Carter

Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., loaded and transported the NASA InSight Spacecraft Feb. 28, from Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., aboard the C-17 Globemaster III.

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NASA team outfits Orion for abort test with lean approach

Posted March 7, 2018 by

With the arrival of the Orion crew module to be used in the Ascent Abort-2 test at Johnson Space Center in Houston, the team is already at work with a lean, iterative development approach to minimize cost and ensure the flight test stays on schedule.

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Lockheed Martin begins assembly of JCSAT-17 commercial communications satellite

Posted March 7, 2018 by

The assembly, test and launch operations team at Lockheed Martin has started production of a new commercial satellite, JCSAT-17, that will deliver flexible, high-bandwidth communications to users in Japan and the surrounding region.

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Next mission to Mars gears up: Lockheed Martin delivers NASA’s InSight spacecraft to launch site

Posted March 5, 2018 by

NASA's latest mission to Mars took its first trip on its long journey to the Red Planet. On Feb. 28, Lockheed Martin delivered NASA's InSight Mars lander to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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SpaceX launches first Spanish Earth observation satellite

Posted March 2, 2018 by Peter W. Merlin

Following several delays, PAZ, Spain's first radar imaging satellite lifted off into cold, clear skies from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Feb. 22.

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ISS crew spends weekend preparing to split up on Feb. 27

Posted February 26, 2018 by

Three Expedition 54 crew members spent the weekend packing up and preparing to return to Earth Feb. 27.

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Orion’s powerhouse

Posted February 23, 2018 by

Airbus photograph A technician works on the European Service Module that will propel the Orion spacecraft in space and provide air, water and electricity for future crews. ESA, the European Space Agency, and its contractor Airbus Defence & Space are providing the service module for NASA’s first two exploration missions of Orion and the powerful…

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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

Posted February 21, 2018 by

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

Posted February 16, 2018 by

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.

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LM invites innovators, entrepreneurs to join next space age

Posted February 9, 2018 by

For the first time, Lockheed Martin has publicly released specifications for its satellite platforms with the goal of offering new opportunities for collaboration to companies aspiring to send innovative technologies to space. As part of a new satellite innovation initiative called Lockheed Martin Open Space, and building on expertise from the more than 800 satellites…

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