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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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Industy Day provides access for Kyrgyz Republic businesses

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Brett Clashman Maj. Ryan Goodwin speaks to Kyrgyz Republic contractors at the Ak-Keme hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 10, 2012. Goodwin focused on strengthening economic ties and answering questions for local contractors that want to do business with the Transit Center at Manas. Goodwin is the Transit Center contracting chief…

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Northrop Grumman names VP of engineering, global product Development

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced March 8 that it has appointed Peggy Nelson vice president of engineering and global product development for its Aerospace Systems sector. In this role, Nelson will lead a sectorwide effort to deliver more reliable, sustainable and affordable products for Northrop Grumman customers. Nelson comes to the position from…

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Wyle awarded $15 million to provide systems assurance, engineering for U.S. Air Force

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a $15 million task order to provide specialized system assurance and engineering product analyses for the U.S. Air Force’s Life Cycle Management Center through its Engineering Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Under this task order Wyle will provide engineering, airworthiness, system security and assurance,…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP, Business Management for Space Systems

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 20 that it has appointed Sunil Navale vice president, business management, for the company’s Space Systems business area, effective Feb. 1, 2013. In his new role, Navale will be responsible for financial and business administration activities for Space Systems, one of the four areas within the company’s…

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Northrop Grumman-built Modular Space Vehicle nears completion of manufacturing phase

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ A Northrop Grumman-led team recently completed the third gate review of its first Modular Space Vehicle bus assembly, integration and test, marking completion of functional testing. The team will conduct comprehensive “day in the life” testing next for the Operationally Responsive Space-2 (ORS-2) bus, leading to hardware acceptance by the Air…

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