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Northrop Grumman Foundation inspires next generation of explorers through Space Camp sponsorship

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The Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced the national sponsorship of middle school students and teachers from across the country to attend Space Camp this summer, from July 29 to Aug. 3, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. This is the fourth year that the foundation has funded Space Camp sponsorships. “At…

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General Dynamics awarded $118 million for development of advanced submarine technologies

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General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $117.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support…

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ATK, United Launch Alliance successfully test GEM-60 motor

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ATK and United Launch Alliance conducted a successful cold-temperature ground test today of a Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM-60) solid rocket motor used to boost ULA Delta IV launch vehicles. The main test objectives from today’s static motor firing were measuring the rocket motor’s performance at cold temperatures, qualifying a new vectorable nozzle on the motor…

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Lufthansa conducts inaugural flight of world’s first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger aircraft

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June 1, Lufthansa, launch customer for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, initiated commercial service of the new…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin GPS III flight operations contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $68 million contract to provide mission readiness, launch, early orbit checkout and on-orbit operations engineering support for the first two GPS III space vehicles. The first and second GPS III satellites are on schedule for launch availability in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The GPS III program…

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Boeing delivers 20th 747-8

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Boeing May 31 marked the 20th delivery of its new 747-8. The airplane, a 747-8 Freighter, was delivered to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Atlas Air will operate it on behalf of Panalpina, the Swiss-based freight operator. This marks the first time in Panalpina’s history that an airplane has been painted in the company’s livery….

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Boeing receives DARPA airborne satellite launch study contract

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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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Lockheed Martin-built Trident II D5 missile’s reliability record reaches 142 successful test

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The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights April 14 and 16 of four Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. The Navy launched two unarmed missiles each day from the submerged submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) in the Atlantic Ocean. These tests marked the 139th, 140th, 141st and 142st successful test flights…

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Lockheed Martin successfully completes delivery of latest order of Aerostat Detection Systems to U.S. Army

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Lockheed Martin completed its most recent Persistent Threat Detection System order by delivering the 29th unit to the U.S. Army May 29.

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Northrop Grumman hosts U.S. Military at LITENING users’ conference

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Northrop Grumman recently hosted the U.S. military at its 11th LITENING Users’ Conference to share operational experiences with the targeting pod and identify priorities for capability upgrades. The Northrop Grumman LITENING family of targeting pods is a self-contained, multisensor system with built-in connectivity to land forces. It enables pilots to detect, acquire, auto-track and identify…

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