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NASA Taps ULA for Potential $154M Landsat 9 Launch Services Contract

United Launch Alliance has secured a potential $153.8 million contract from NASA to provide launch support services for the Landsat 9 satellite. NASA said Friday it expects Landsat 9 to take off aboard the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture’s Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg …

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Lockheed Begins Construction of $350M Satellite Factory in Colorado; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 5, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has begun the construction of a future 266,000-square-foot satellite manufacturing facility in Colorado in efforts to address upcoming production requirements, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Denver Business Journal reported Thursday that Lockheed’s space systems business led the groundbreaking ceremony for the …

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Harris, exactEarth Plan 5 More Satellites for Maritime Asset-Tracking Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 31, 2017 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has partnered with exactEarth to add five new automatic identification system satellites to the latter’s constellation that will work to support real-time ship tracking operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The additional satellites will bring the AIS constellation to nine units in service as …

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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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