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MEXSAT Bicentenario satellite completes on-orbit testing

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The MEXSAT Bicentenario satellite, built by Boeing partner Orbital Sciences Corporation, has completed on-orbit testing and has been accepted by the customer, the first step to establishing a space-based communications network that will markedly improve Mexico’s satellite communications capabilities. The Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Secretary of Communications and Transportation) of…

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Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles Kings light the lamp for STEM education curing National Engineers Week

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Northrop Grumman photograph Los Angeles Kings television color commentator Jim Fox skates with a student at Northrop Grumman’s “Science of Hockey” event held Feb. 22 during National Engineers Week in El Segundo, Calif. Using Newton’s three laws of motion to explain how hockey players are able to quickly stop and pass the puck, shoot a…

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Lockheed Martin powers on the first GPS III satellite

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The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Forceís next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has turned on power to the system module of the programís first spacecraft, designated GPS III Space Vehicle One (SV-1). The milestone is a key indication the team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch availability…

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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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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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Northrop Grumman awarded H-1 helicopter mission computer contract by U.S. Navy

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to provide Gen II mission computers for the H-1 Upgrade helicopter program. Under the $9.3 million firm-fixed-price order, Northrop Grumman will supply Gen II mission computers and trays for the H-1 Upgrade program’s Lot 10 production aircraft….

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Lockheed Martin completes major GPS III flight software milestone

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The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Forces next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the softwareís ability to provide reliable and effective command and control for the GPS III satellites planned for launch into orbit. The GPS III program will affordably replace aging GPS satellites,…

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Boeing awarded U.S. Air Force contract to continue GPS modernization

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company’s role in the vital military and civilian navigation network. The U.S. Air Force, which operates the GPS network, recently awarded Boeing a $51 million, one-year contract with four one-year options. The contract…

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Boeing completes FAB-T software qualification testing, demonstrates AEHF, Milstar satellite command and, control

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing recently achieved two important milestones on the U.S. Air Force Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminal (FAB-T) program, which will provide protected wideband satellite communications among ground and airborne terminals for the command and control of U.S. nuclear forces. The Boeing FAB-T team has completed software qualification testing and systems…

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Northrop Grumman awarded EPS Control and Planning Segment

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The Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., has awarded Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector the Enhanced Polar System Control and Planning Segment contract. EPS CAPS provides space-enabled, secure communications capabilities to polar users in support of national objectives. It provides telemetry and control, mission planning and…

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