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Fifth Boeing GPS IIF satellite joins Global Positioning System

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The accuracy of the Global Positioning System has been improved with the recent handover of a fifth Boeing GPS IIF satellite to the U.S. Air Force. The newest addition to the GPS constellation increases the precision of position, navigation and timing data sent to users around the world. The satellite was…

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Northrop Grumman ships payload module two months early for AEHF satellite

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Northrop Grumman Corporation continued its record of shipping Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite payload modules ahead of schedule when the fourth arrived Feb. 11, nearly two months early, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor.

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Boeing realigns engineering to enhance customer Support

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Boeing announced April 10 it is centralizing customer support for in-service airplanes at its Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineering Design Center in Southern California, as the company continues to focus on increasing competitiveness while enabling continued growth of the global airline industry. “We’re creating a single location for customer support at the Southern California design center…

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Lockheed Martin submits proposal for U.S. Air Force’s satellite hosted payload initiative

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin submitted its competitive proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions initiative aimed at leveraging commercial satellites for some government missions. According to the August 1 government solicitation, HoPS will provide the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. and other U.S. government organizations with “a…

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Satellite prototype successfully integrated with ground control segment

Posted September 27, 2013 by

The prototype for Lockheed Martin’s next generation GPS III satellite reached a major milestone on August 30 when it successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System.

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Raytheon advanced military GPS system achieves 2,000th domestic and international delivery milestone

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Raytheon has delivered its 2,000th Miniaturized Airborne GPS Receiver 2000. Three variants of the MAGR 2000 family of products are currently in service aboard 20 types of fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms across 16 countries, with a well-established record of excellent performance and reliability. The current MAGR 2000-S24 greatly improves navigation accuracy and…

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Boeing sends protected government signal through commercial satellite

Posted September 20, 2013 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. – Boeing has transmitted a government-developed, frequency-hopping signal through a commercial satellite, demonstrating the potential for the military to access more communications pathways at a lower cost than building new satellites, while protecting its data from jamming attempts. In the first demonstration of its kind, Boeing in July used the government’s…

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Boeing Flies First 787-9 Dreamliner

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SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2013  – The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 787-9 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time today, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery in mid-2014. With its distinctive new Boeing livery, the newest member of the efficient 787 family completed a 5-hour, 16-minute flight, taking off from Paine Field in…

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First Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite on track for 2013 launch

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The first of three Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress satellites being built by Boeing has successfully completed a key system life test, paving the way for it to launch later this year.

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Lockheed Martin-built AEHF satellite encapsulated for upcoming launch

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The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite built by Lockheed Martin has been encapsulated into its payload fairing in preparation for a Sept. 18 liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The AEHF system is the nation’s only protected strategic and tactical satellite communications program. It works in concert with…

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