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Air Force Launches Latest Lockheed-Built Missile Warning Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 24, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has launched the third Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) missile warning satellite that will work to perform infrared surveillance and provide global situation awareness to the U.S. and its allies, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Space Based Infrared System GEO Flight 3 satellite was launched aboard …

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Orbital ATK’s Next Cygnus ISS Cargo Mission to Launch in March

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2017 — NASA has scheduled the launch of Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft for the next International Space Station cargo mission on March 16 after the company delivered the vehicle’s pressurized cargo module, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The module will undergo processing and assembly at the space agency’s …

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Iridium Eyes Satellite Launch on Jan. 14 Aboard Falcon 9; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) initial NEXT satellites are anticipated to launch onboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 14 after a change in schedule due to high winds and rain around the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The rocket will carry 10 Iridium NEXT …

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SpaceX Schedules Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch on Jan. 8; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3, 2017 — SpaceX has scheduled the initial launch of Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) NEXT satellites on Jan. 8 after investigations revealed cause of the Falcon 9 rocket explosion, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Washington Post reported Monday the company discovered the cause to be a pressure vessel in the …

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Orbital ATK Eyes New Missions for Pegasus XL Rocket After 2017 NASA Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 30, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) is exploring new mission opportunities for its Pegasus XL air-launched rocket after the launch of NASA‘s Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite in June 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday the company has no plans of phasing out the rocket after the completion …

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NASA to Launch Orbital ATK-Built Spacecraft From Florida Launch Site

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 9, 2016 — NASA is set to launch an Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in spring 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The spacecraft will be used for the seventh cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station, Daily Press reported …

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3rd Lockheed-Developed Missile Warning Satellite Cleared for Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 8, 2016 — The U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center has approved the launch of the third Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Space Based Infrared System missile-warning satellite, Executive Gov reported Wednesday. Space News reported Tuesday the military service also cleared an update for the satellite’s ground control system …

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Lockheed Wins $200M for Army Unitary Rockets

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $197, 604, 600 contract modification to provide the U.S. Army guided rockets for tactical and operations support. The Defense Department said the modification extends a previously-awarded contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System unitary rockets. Work will occur in Grand Prairie; Lufkin, Texas; …

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Lockheed Wins $365M Storage, Test Support AF Award

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) space systems company has won a $365 million U.S. Air Force contract modification to provide the branch storage and support for a launch delay, the Defense Department announced Friday. The Pentagon said the branch is delaying the SV3 launch and needs storage for the mini-FIST test. …

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