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Lockheed Martin satellite up and running for U.S. government

Yesterday, Lockheed Martin announced that the next-generation satellite it designed and built for the U.S. government is performing without a hitch after being launched on Sept. 8 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral.

Awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2006, the program (designated PAN), is made up of a commercial-based satellite, ground and launch system solution developed to meet the government’s future needs.

“We are very proud of the innovative total system solution we are deploying for our customer, ” said Lockheed Martin PAN program director Tessa Lloyd. “The rapid development of this spacecraft and ground system is testimony to a strong government and industry partnership and we are extremely proud of our teams across the country.”

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