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2014-07-14 12:20:31

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 1(st) Detect Corporation, a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq: ASTC), announced today that the United States Patent Office ("USPTO") has allowed the issuance of a key patent for improving the sensitivity and identification capability of the company's unique ion trap mass spectrometer used for chemical analysis and detection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126590 "We are extremely pleased that the USPTO has allowed...

2014-07-01 16:22:43

AUSTIN, Texas, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced the results of the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 26, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140701/123807 The shareholders of the Company's common stock re-elected six directors to the Company's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of Thomas B. Pickens III, Mark Adams, John A. Oliva,...

2014-05-29 08:21:22

Satellite Launch Services Provider Strengthens Space Systems Portfolio BETHESDA, Md., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the Astrotech Space Operations business of Astrotech Corporation. Astrotech Space Operations is a leader in satellite launch preparation services, from final testing and fueling to encapsulation and day-of launch operations. The terms of the agreement are not material to Lockheed...

2013-12-30 12:20:08

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L will be the focus of a media opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 3, at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media will be able to view the TDRS-L spacecraft and interview project and launch program officials from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; the Launch Services Program...

2013-01-09 10:47:51

NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K), set to launch this month, will be the focus of a media opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 11, at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla. Media representatives will be able to photograph the TDRS-K spacecraft and interview project and launch program officials. The spacecraft is the first of three next generation satellites designed to ensure vital operational continuity for NASA by expanding the lifespan of the...

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2011-08-12 08:15:00

NASA's twin lunar probes "“ GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B - completed their final inspections and were weighed one final time at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla., on Tuesday. The two Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft will orbit the moon in formation to determine the structure of the lunar interior from crust to core and to advance understanding of the thermal evolution of the moon. GRAIL's launch period opens Sept. 8, 2011, and extends through...

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2011-06-27 09:21:16

As the Juno spacecraft is elevated by a rotation fixture, a technician at Astrotech's payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., examines the installation of blankets on the aft deck. The image was taken on June 16, 2011. Juno is scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Aug. 5. The solar-powered spacecraft will orbit Jupiter's poles 33 times to find out more about the gas giant's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere and...

2011-05-23 14:57:00

DENVER, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft were delivered by its builder Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on May 20. The two vehicles will undergo four months of final testing and processing in preparation for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a United Launch Alliance Delta II Heavy launch vehicle in early September. PHOTOS: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/press_releases/2011/0523_ss_grail.html The lunar orbiters will...

2011-04-11 11:20:00

DENVER, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shipped NASA's Juno spacecraft to Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on April 8. The vehicle will undergo four months of testing and processing in preparation for its launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 vehicle in early August. During the past year, the spacecraft was assembled and tested at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company facilities near Denver, Colo. PHOTOS:...

2009-08-27 14:17:50

NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc. in Houston a one-year contract extension valued at $33 million to provide integration services for cargo delivery to and from the International Space Station. Lockheed Martin has held the station's cargo mission contract since January 2004. The one-year extension will bring the total value of the contract to $381 million. The contract provides cargo packing for delivery to and from the space station, consisting of pressurized and...


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2012-05-12 09:16:02

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1994 at 7:10 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on February 11, 1994 at 2:19 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 130 times at an altitude of 191 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 7 hours, 9 minutes, and 22 seconds. This was the second SPACEHAB mission and the first mission undertaken with a Russian crew member. It was the first step in the ongoing US-Russian cooperative...

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