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2012-05-31 06:21:44

NEWTOWN, Pa., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $68 million contract to provide mission readiness, launch, early orbit checkout and on-orbit operations engineering support for the first two GPS III space vehicles. The first and second GPS III satellites are on schedule for launch availability in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The GPS III program will affordably replace aging GPS satellites while improving capability to meet the evolving...

2012-01-24 15:35:00

DENVER, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force's fleet of Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIR and IIR-M satellites has accumulated 150 collective years of successful on-orbit operations. The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built GPS IIR and IIR-M satellites make up the majority of the current operational GPS constellation and have provided a reliability record of better than 99.9 percent. In over 150 cumulative years of on-orbit life, this translates to less than one minute of...

2012-01-11 11:00:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $21.5 million contract to provide a Launch and Checkout Capability (LCC) to command and control all GPS III satellites from launch through early on-orbit testing. The LCC, which will be integrated into the Raytheon-developed Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX), will ensure launch availability for the first GPS III satellite in 2014. The LCC includes trained...

2011-10-10 10:00:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE : LMT) team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Positioning System has turned on initial power to the program's pathfinder spacecraft, known as the GPS III Non Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST). The milestone gives the team high confidence in meeting the scheduled launch of the first GPS III satellite in 2014. The GPS III program is the lowest risk solution to constellation sustainment and the most...

2011-10-02 12:27:00

In the news release, Statement from Curtis Lu, General Counsel of LightSquared, issued 01-Oct-2011 by LightSquared over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the eleventh paragraph, first sentence, should read "LightSquared has amended its original plan to get rid of the interference problem for all but 0.5 percent of all devices" rather than "for all but 99.5 percent of all devices" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:...

2011-10-01 21:28:00

RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The GPS industry continues to claim falsely that it was caught off guard by LightSquared's network, but the truth is that it has known about the vulnerability of its devices for nearly a decade. Its member companies have not only participated in detailed FCC proceedings, but also warned their own investors about the risks they faced because they operated in spectrum that isn't assigned to GPS. In April 2011, the FCC flatly rejected the GPS...

2011-08-11 14:09:00

RESTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The GPS industry's failure to comply with the Department of Defense's (DoD) filtering standards is the root cause of potential interference issues involving LightSquared's proposed broadband wireless network, LightSquared Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy Jeffrey Carlisle wrote in a letter filed today at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). "Had the GPS industry complied with DoD's recommended filtering...

2011-07-16 03:55:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE -- The U.S. Air Force successfully launched GPS IIF-2 Space Vehicle Number (SVN) 63 carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket at 2:41 a.m. EDT today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. "I am extremely proud of the tremendous efforts that hundreds of people on the launch team have expended for today's launch. I would like to thank United Launch Alliance, Boeing, my launch...

2011-07-05 11:00:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed on-schedule a System Design Review (SDR) for the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIIB satellite increment under the U.S. Air Force's next generation GPS III program. GPS III will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability for users around the globe. Lockheed Martin Space Systems,...

2011-06-30 09:51:00

Coalition Members Say Report Verifies LightSquared Plan Defies Laws of Physics; Call for Company to Move Completely Out of Band Adjacent to GPS WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a report submitted today to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by an FCC-mandated technical working group on the potential for interference to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)by LightSquared's proposed broadband network, the "Coalition to Save Our GPS" issued the...