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Lockheed Martin Closes in On Shrinking the Telescope

Lockheed Martin today revealed the first images from an experimental, ultra-thin optical instrument, showing it could be possible to shrink space telescopes to a sliver of the size of today's systems while maintaining equivalent resolution.

Lockheed Martin to Build Full-Scale Prototype of NASA Cislunar Habitat

Lockheed Martin to Build Full-Scale Prototype of NASA Cislunar Habitat

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.


Lockheed Martin Selected To Build Lucy Spacecraft

Lockheed Martin Selected To Build Lucy Spacecraft

One of NASA's two new Discovery Program missions, Lucy will perform the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids orbiting the sun in tandem with the gas giant.


New and Improved Orion Crew Module Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

New and Improved Orion Crew Module Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

The Lockheed Martin and NASA Orion team has secured the 2,700 lb. Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) Orion crew module into its structural assembly tool, also known as the birdcage.


OSIRIS-REx Completed at Lockheed Martin

OSIRIS-REx Completed at Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has completed the assembly of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. The spacecraft is now undergoing environmental testing at the company's Space Systems facilities near Denver.


Morelos-3 Launched

Morelos-3 Launched Video in Story

Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services today successfully launched the Morelos-3 satellite for Mexico's Ministry of Communications and Transportation.


Orion EFT-1 Crew Module Arrives in Colorado

Orion EFT-1 Crew Module Arrives in Colorado

The Orion crew module flown 3,600 miles into space during Exploration Flight Test-1 has arrived to the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company headquarters in Littleton, Colorado.


Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of Next-Generation Weather Satellite

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of Next-Generation Weather Satellite Video in Story

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed assembly of NOAA's GOES-R weather satellite and is now beginning critical testing of the spacecraft.


Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NASA's InSight Mars Lander

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NASA's InSight Mars Lander

Lockheed Martin has assembled NASA's InSight Mars spacecraft, which is now undergoing environmental testing at the company's Space Systems facilities near Denver.


Lockheed Martin Begins Final Assembly of NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Lockheed Martin Begins Final Assembly of NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

OSIRIS-REx which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer is going to Bennu, a carbon-rich asteroid that could hold clues to the origin of the solar system and host organic molecules that may have seeded life on Earth.


Lockheed Martin's Solution For NASA's Commercial Resupply Services

Lockheed Martin's Solution For NASA's Commercial Resupply Services Video in Story

There are three technologies behind Lockheed Martin's proposal for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) program.


Lockheed Martin Begins Final Assembly of NASA InSight Lander

Lockheed Martin Begins Final Assembly of NASA InSight Lander

Lockheed Martin has started the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase for NASA's InSight Mars lander spacecraft.


Lockheed Martin Completes Acquisition Of Astrotech Space Operations Business

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the acquisition of the assets of the Astrotech Space Operations business of Astrotech Corporation.


Lockheed Martin Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today reported second quarter 2014 net sales of $11.3 billion, compared to $11.4 billion in the second quarter of 2013.


Lockheed Martin Opens Space Technology Office in United Kingdom

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is opening a space technology office in Great Britain to explore partnership opportunities with UK businesses and universities to support the UK's goal of maintaining and growing its national capabilities in space. Forming part of Lockheed Martin's expanding business footprint in the UK, the office will be based at the UK Space Gateway in Harwell Oxford.


Lockheed Martin Names John Rood Vice President, Domestic Business Development And Operations

Lockheed Martin (LMT) appointed John Rood vice president for domestic business development and operations, succeeding John Ward, who announced plans to retire effective Aug. 1. Rood's appointment is effective June 23.


Lockheed Martin to Acquire Deposition Sciences, Inc.

Lockheed Martin (LMT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI), a provider of thin film coatings.


Lockheed Martin Stacks the Orion Crew Module on the Service Module

Lockheed Martin Stacks the Orion Crew Module on the Service Module

Following the completion of the heat shield installation, Lockheed Martin has stacked the Orion crew module atop of the service module. The stacking took place inside the Final Assembly and System Test (FAST) cell inside the Operations and Checkout facility at Kennedy Space Center.


Ultra-Secure AEHF Satellites Connect United Kingdom Users For First Time

All partner nations are now using the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communications satellite system after the United Kingdom connected earlier this year. Four nations will use the Lockheed Martin (LMT)-produced [NYSE: LMT] satellites for their most important transmissions, from commanders-in-chief to troops in the field.


Lockheed Martin Awarded Space Fence Radar System Contract

Lockheed Martin Awarded Space Fence Radar System Contract Video in Story

Debris from space collisions. Spent rocket stages. Dead satellites. Numbered in the tens of thousands, these and other fast-moving "space junk" orbiting the earth can be lethal to spacecraft and satellites in their path.


Astrotech Corporation to Sell Astrotech Space Operations Business to Lockheed Martin for $61 Million

Astrotech Corporation [NASDAQ: ASTC] today announced a major step in its strategic evolution with the signing of a definitive agreement to sell the assets constituting its Astrotech Space Operations business (ASO) to Lockheed Martin Corporation, including the assets of its wholly owned subsidiary, Astrotech Space Operations, for $61 million.


Propulsion Module for Lockheed Martin-Built SBIRS GEO-4 Missile Defense Early Warning Satellite Completed

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] completed the propulsion module for the fourth Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-4) space vehicle and is now proceeding with satellite assembly, integration and test. SBIRS provides our nation with continuous early warning of ballistic missile launches and other tactical intelligence.


MUOS Gives Navy First Reliable Military Satellite Connection In The Arctic

Analysis of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites during the U.S. Navy's 2014 Ice Exercise (ICEX) shows they provided nearly 150 hours of secure data connections. This was the first time military users could transfer large megabyte data files over stable satellite connections in the arctic.


Lockheed Martin Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today reported first quarter 2014 net sales of $10.7 billion, compared to $11.1 billion in the first quarter of 2013. Net earnings in the first quarter of 2014 were $933 million, or $2.87 per diluted share, compared to $761 million, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013. Cash from operations was $2.1 billion in the first quarter of both 2014 and 2013.


NASA Extends Lockheed Martin Contract to Support International Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently awarded Lockheed Martin (LMT) a one-year contract extension on the Cargo Mission Contract 2 valued at $22 million.


Lockheed to offer Refund or Reflight in the Event of Partial or Total Launch Vehicle Malfunction

Lockheed to offer Refund or Reflight in the Event of Partial or Total Launch Vehicle Malfunction

Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services (LMCLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, announced today at Satellite 2014 a new program that will either offer a 100% space launch vehicle refund or reflight in the event of a partial or total launch vehicle malfunction.


ULA Keeps Lockheed Space Profit up as Revenue Declines in 2013

Lockheed Martin expects lower revenue and sharply lower operating profit at its Space Systems division in 2014 on reduced military satellite sales and a hefty restructuring charge following the company's plant shutdowns and workforce reductions.


GPS III satellite delivery delayed

The GPS III satellite program is expected to miss a critical deadline due to a delay of its Exelis-provided navigational payload, according to Defense Systems. However, Air Force officials have said that they are confident that it will not delay the overall constellation of Lockheed Martin satellites.


Lockheed Martin CFO To Speak At Barclays Industrial Select Conference

Lockheed Martin (LMT) will webcast live a presentation by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Bruce Tanner at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST.


USAF Awards Lockheed Martin Contract For Two More GPS III Satellites

USAF Awards Lockheed Martin Contract For Two More GPS III Satellites

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin more than $200 million in contract options to complete production of its fifth and sixth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III.


Orion Sees Flawless Fairing Separation in Second Test

Orion Sees Flawless Fairing Separation in Second Test

The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA's Orion multipurpose crew vehicle successfully fell away from the spacecraft Wednesday in a test of a system that will protect Orion during its first trip to space next year.


New Military Communications Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin Launches Successfully

New Military Communications Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin Launches Successfully Video in Story

The second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy is responding to commands after being launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Lockheed Martin-led initialization team is now commanding the satellite from the Naval Satellite Operations Center located at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif.


Lockheed Martin Delivers Antenna Assemblies For Integration On First GPS III Satellite

Lockheed Martin Delivers Antenna Assemblies For Integration On First GPS III Satellite Video in Story

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed and is preparing to install the navigation, communication, and hosted payload antenna assemblies for the first satellite of the next generation Global Positioning System, known as GPS III.


Lockheed Martin Delivers Third SBIRS HEO Satellite Payload TO U.S. Air Force

Lockheed Martin Delivers Third SBIRS HEO Satellite Payload TO U.S. Air Force

Lockheed Martin has delivered the third of four highly elliptical earth orbit (HEO) satellite payloads contracted by the U.S. Air Force as part of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS).


Lockheed Martin Receives $167 Million NASA Mission Operations Contract Extension

Lockheed Martin Receives $167 Million NASA Mission Operations Contract Extension

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $166.8 million contract option from NASA for facilities development and operations at Johnson Space Center that support human spaceflight.


Lockheed Martin To Build InSight Mars Lander

Lockheed Martin To Build InSight Mars Lander

NASA's next Discovery mission. The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission, led by principal investigator Bruce Banerdt of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and managed by JPL, will make the first ever measurements of the interior of Mars, providing insight into the evolution of the terrestrial planets.


Lockheed Martin Launches Innovation Contest

Lockheed Martin Launches Innovation Contest

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) today announced a worldwide innovation contest with cash awards totaling $50,000.


GOES-R Weather Satellite Passes Critical Design Review

GOES-R Weather Satellite Passes Critical Design Review

The Lockheed Martin [team developing NASA and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) satellite has successfully completed the spacecraft Critical Design Review (CDR), a major milestone that paves the way for the production of the nation's next-generation geostationary weather satellite system.


Lockheed Martin Completes Key Integration Milestone On GeoEye-2

Lockheed Martin Completes Key Integration Milestone On GeoEye-2

Lockheed Martin announced today that it has successfully mated the spacecraft bus and the imaging payload for GeoEye's (GEOY) next-generation, high-resolution imaging satellite, known as GeoEye-2.


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