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Lockheed Integrates Updated Comms Satellite for Saudi Customers; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 16, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the integration of an updated A2100 communications satellite for Arabsat and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology organization in Saudi Arabia, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “We’ve modeled this activity in our virtual reality lab hundreds of times, but this is …

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Lockheed Ships 3 GPS Satellite Signal Receivers to Air Force; Vinny Sica Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 11, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the delivery of three of six satellite signal receivers for the U.S. Air Force‘s global positioning system monitoring stations in efforts to update the ground control system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the Monitor Station Technology Improvement Capability …

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Northrop Grumman Subsidiary Performs Initial Review of Inmarsat-6 Satellite Reflector Design

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 11, 2017 — A subsidiary of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has completed the preliminary design review of the AstroMesh reflectors for two Airbus-built communications satellites that will be part of the Inmarsat-6 constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Northrop said Wednesday Astro Aerospace conducted the review to check the reflectors’ …

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Orbital ATK, NASA Conclude Landsat 9 Preliminary Design Review

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 10, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has worked with NASA to perform a preliminary design review of the Landsat 9 mapping satellite that will work to capture space-based images of the Earth’s surface for both the space agency and the U.S. Geological Survey, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The …

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Air Force Moves Launch of 2 Lockheed Martin-Built Satellites to 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 7, 2017 — Two Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) U.S. Air Force satellites have been rescheduled to launch in 2018 aboard United Launch Alliance Atlas V rockets, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Spaceflight Now reported Wednesday the fourth Space Based Infrared System missile warning satellite will launch on Jan. 18 instead of Nov. 9 because …

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Lockheed Martin Unveils Future $350M Satellite Production Center in Colorado; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 4, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) aims to complete the construction of a $350 million satellite production facility in Colorado by 2020 in efforts to support the company’s growing workforce and future projects, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The future Gateway Center at Lockheed’s Waterton Canyon campus will feature …

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Iridium Eyes Sept. 30 Launch for 3rd Batch of ‘Next’ Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 1, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the third batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 30 to bring the in-orbit constellation to 30 units, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The future 10-satellite launch, with a backup …

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Millennium Lands Potential $185M NASA Safety, Mission Assurance Services IDIQ

Millennium Engineering and Integration Company has secured a potential five-year, $185 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from NASA to provide safety and mission assurance services at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. NASA said Saturday the ordering period under the SMAS II small business set-aside contract will begin from Sept. 1 and run through …

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General Dynamics Awarded $155M to Support NASA-USGS Satellite Operations; Manny Mora Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit a potential 10-year, $155 million contract to provide ground-based flight and mission operations support for the Landsat 8 satellite. General Dynamics Mission Systems will also develop and integrate a Landsat multisatellite operations facility at Goddard Space Flight …

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Northrop-Led Team to Build Satellite Ground Station, Network Mgmt System for Australia Under $170M Contract

A team composed of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) and Optus has received a potential $170 million contract to build a satellite ground station and a wideband satellite communications network management system for Australia’s defense force. The team will install a satellite ground station at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales under the Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B2 …

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