Tag Archives: Atlas V

Lockheed Ships ‘Space Based Infrared System’ GEO 3 Satellite for Launch Prep

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 9, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the latest Space Based Infrared System satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for its launch in October, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas …

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ULA Lands $139M Modification on Atlas V Production Services Contract with USAF

United Launch Alliance has been awarded a $138.7 million contract modification to produce an Atlas V 541 launch vehicle system for the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Tuesday the modification covers Atlas V rocket configuration and mission specific items for the service branch’s four previously ordered missions. ULA,  a joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin …

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Lockheed-Boeing JV Launches CubeSat Rideshare Contest for University STEM Projects

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2016 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture will work with Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems to launch a competition that will award free payload rides aboard the Atlas V rocket for university science, technology, engineering and math projects, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The United Launch Alliance JV …

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Final Boeing-Built Air Force GPS IIF Satellite Launches to Space

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 9, 2016 — The 12th and final Global Positioning System IIF satellite Boeing (NYSE: BA) built for the U.S. Air Force has launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Air Force reported Friday the launch marks the completion …

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USAF Awards EELV Rocket Engine Development OTAs to SpaceX, Orbital ATK

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a $180.2 million ‘other transaction’ agreement and Space Exploration Technologies a $61.4 million OTA to build alternative propulsion systems for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles. The Defense Department said Wednesday the Space and Missile Systems Center received multiple proposals for the development of a U.S. substitute …

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Lockheed-Boeing JV Requests 20 Rocket Engines From Russia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 29, 2015 — United Launch Alliance has ordered from Russia an additional 20 RD-180 rocket engines for the launch of Atlas V rockets to space, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Reuters reported Wednesday the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) joint venture’s request for the Russia-made rocket …

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ULA Awards Contract to Orbital ATK to Build Rocket Composite Structures

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 21, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will provide large composite structures for Delta IV and Atlas V rockets under a contract with United Launch Alliance in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles initiative, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Orbital ATK said Thursday it will manufacture composite hardware such …

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Lockheed Delivers Mars Lander to NASA for Final Pre-Launch Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 21, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has shipped the InSight Mars lander to the NASA launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base for final integration and tests ahead of the spacecraft’s launch in March, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday InSight will launch aboard an Atlas …

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ULA to Provide Atlas V Launch Services for NASA’s TDRS-M Satellite

United Launch Alliance will provide Atlas V 401 launch services to NASA for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M mission, which will be part of the NASA Space Network. The space agency said Saturday the estimated total cost for the TDRS-M launch is $132.4 million, including spacecraft processing, payload integration and other launch support services. TDRS-M …

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ULA Sends NRO Payload, 13 CubeSats to Orbit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12,  2015 — United Launch Alliance launched a payload aboard an Atlas V rocket for the National Reconnaissance Office last week, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Oct. 8 launch designated as NROL-55 also sent to orbit 13 GRACE CubeSats that are designed to perform experiments on tracking, …

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