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Boeing completes fifth GPS IIF satellite for U.S. Air Force

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has completed the fifth of 12 Global Positioning System IIF satellites the company is building for the U.S. Air Force. The spacecraft was built at the Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, Calif., using the GPS IIF pulse-line manufacturing approach, which draws on commercial production line practices to build satellites…

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Boeing completes design review of MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite System

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing and its supplier partners have completed the Critical Design Review of the MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite Communications System with their customer, the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes of the government of Mexico. “The successful completion of this milestone review verifies that MEXSAT will operate as promised to deliver greatly enhanced telecommunications…

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Original 1972 space shuttle mock-up to emerge

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

Just when it seemed all the space shuttles had been doled out to museums for display, it turns out there’s one more – sort of. A full-size mock-up built in 1972 by the shuttle contractor Rockwell has for years been under wraps in a dark and empty warehouse in Downey, Calif., a southeast Los Angeles…

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Lockheed Martin completes navigation payload milestone for GPS III prototype

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

The Lockheed Martin team developing the next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed a major integration and test event on the program’s satellite pathfinder, known as the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed. The milestone is a key indication that the GPS III team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch…

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USS Iowa sits at anchor

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

The USS Iowa sits at anchor off Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif. The battleship is being prepared for berthing in San Pedro, Calif., as a floating museum.

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Boeing receives DARPA airborne satellite launch study contract

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has been awarded an 18-month study contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to evaluate technologies for on-demand small satellite launch systems. Under the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access contract, worth about $4.5 million, Boeing will analyze affordable, aircraft-based satellite launch platforms that can quickly deploy small satellites or…

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Boeing delivers Royal Air Force’s 8th C-17

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the United Kingdom’s eighth C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force May 18 during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “I’m honored...

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Four C-17 airlifters delivered to United Arab Emirates in 2011

Posted May 25, 2012 by Staff

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered a fifth C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence earlier...

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Lockheed Martin orbits 100th, 101st commercial geo satellites with successful launch

Posted May 25, 2012 by Staff

The 100th and 101st Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary communication satellites have been successfully placed in orbit ...

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Air Force successfully completes important milestones for AEHF satellite

Posted May 25, 2012 by Staff

Following the flawless launch of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite May 4, by the 45th Space Wing at Patrick AFB, Fla., the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the Liquid Apogee Engine phase of orbit raising May 14. During this phase, the LAE and satellite propulsion subsystem performed as expected, and…

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