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Northrop Grumman completes all flight optics for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope with delivery of the aft-optical system

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman accepted delivery of the aft-optical system from teammate Ball Aerospace, marking the completion of all flight optics for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for the design and development of the Webb Telescope’s optics, sunshield and…

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Wyle to provide engineering analyses for U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a contract worth $4.6 million to provide engineering analyses for the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology’s Department of Systems Engineering and Management located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The award was made by the Defense Technical Information Center in collaboration with the Air…

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Air Force awards Lockheed Martin initial contract for next set of missile warning satellites

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin an $82 million contract to begin initial work on the fifth and sixth geosynchronous satellites in the Space Based Infrared System missile warning constellation. Featuring a mix of GEO satellites, hosted payloads in highly elliptical earth orbit, and associated ground hardware and software, the SBIRS program delivers…

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Northrop Grumman names VP of business management, CFO Aerospace Systems Sector

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has appointed Kenneth L. Bedingfield vice president of business management and chief financial officer for its Aerospace Systems sector. Bedingfield will take over the position currently held by Chuck Wands, who has announced his plans to retire later this year. In his new role, Bedingfield will lead business management…

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GPS III, OCX satellite launch, early orbit operations successfully demonstrated

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Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the third of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate the launch readiness of the world’s most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 3, on Aug. 1, was a key…

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Lockheed Martin completes critical environmental test on GPS III Pathfinder

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The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed thermal vacuum testing for the Navigation Payload Element of the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed. The milestone is one of several environmental tests verifying the navigation payload’s quality of workmanship and increased performance compared to the current…

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Boeing selected to build ViaSat-2 satellite

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Boeing has a new satellite customer under a contract to design and deliver one Boeing 702HP high-power spacecraft to ViaSat Inc. in 2016.

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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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CSAF discusses impact of sequester

Posted March 1, 2013 by Karen Parrish

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III greets Rep. C.W. Bill Young, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, before testifying on Capitol Hill, Feb. 26, 2013. During his testimony, Welsh talked about the negative impacts sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution would have…

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Canada makes first call on AEHF; First partner nation to connect terminals to protected communication satellite

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Canada recently became the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency international partner to communicate using the Lockheed Martin-produced satellite system.

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