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2011-06-30 09:47:58

NASA awarded a follow-on contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corporation (LMSSC) for Mission Operations, Systems Engineering and Software (MOSES-II) for the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a five-year cost-plus-award fee sole source contract with LMSSC with a value of $133,070,796, which includes the maximum award fee. Under this contract, LMSSC will continue to maintain Hubble's health and safety through the next phase of its science mission. The scope of this effort includes all...

2011-06-27 15:13:00

DULLES, Va., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Space LLC, a U.S.-owned provider of dedicated, commercial space solutions to serve the nation's interests, today announced that it has named Randy Brinkley as a member of its Board of Directors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110627/DC26679 ) Mr. Brinkley was President of Boeing Satellite Systems Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of commercial communication satellites, from 2001 to 2003, and before that was...

2011-06-08 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced its media briefing schedule for the 2011 Paris Air Show. These events will underscore Lockheed Martin's commitment to meeting our customers' needs in the new reality of increasing global security challenges and affordability requirements. Additional information about featured Lockheed Martin products is available on the corporation's 2011 Paris Air Show website www.lockheedmartin.com/paris. Schedule...

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2011-05-26 07:25:00

A cataclysmic explosion of a huge star near the edge of the Universe may be the most distant object ever observed. Scientists believe the blast occurred about 520 million years after the Big Bang. This means its light has taken 13.14 billion years to reach Earth. Astronomers refer to the event, which was observed by using NASA's Swift space observatory, as GRB 090429B. The "GRB" stands for "gamma-ray burst", which is a sudden pulse of very high-energy light that the telescope is tuned to...

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2011-05-25 08:52:39

F-104 jet fighters just like the ones astronauts trained in for decades will become a more regular part of the skyscape above NASA's Kennedy Space Center as a private company expands its fleet of jets with plans to conduct more research flights, launch very small satellites into space and even take paying passengers into the stratosphere. The developments come four years after the company made its first flight from the Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF, at Kennedy in April 2007. Starfighters...

2011-05-23 16:16:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The top six teams competing in the first "RealWorld-InWorld NASA Engineering Design Challenge" showcased their creative ideas for a panel of expert judges, fellow teams and others on April 14, 2011. The forum, held in a virtual online space, was the culmination for this year's "RealWorld-InWorld NASA Engineering Design Challenge." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The challenge gives high school students a...

2011-05-23 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Air Force (USAF) C-130 Systems Integration Laboratory has received an initial Small Airborne Joint Tactical Radio from the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Airborne, Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System team. The initial pre-engineering development model radio with initial Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) functionality will be used to support integration and architecture validation activities for the lead AMF JTRS USAF...

2011-04-28 11:36:00

ABILENE, Texas, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the U.S. Air Force celebrated 50 years of C-130 operations at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, today. The base's 317th Airlift Group is currently transitioning to the C-130J Super Hercules -- the most technologically advanced version of the C-130. The 317th accepted the first of its 28 C-130Js last April, which was delivered by Gen. Norton Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. "As we celebrate the 50th...

2011-04-28 09:54:00

MARIETTA, Ga., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received an Undefinitized Contract Action from the U.S. Government for the Foreign Military Sale of an additional C130J to Israel, with funding for advanced procurement items for a third aircraft. Israel ordered its first C-130J in April 2010 and will receive that aircraft in spring 2013. The next two aircraft will be delivered in late 2013 and late 2014 respectively. The contract also covers a number of items...

2011-04-27 11:39:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the second P-3 Orion with new Mid-Life Upgrade enhancements to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This newly re-winged P-3 joins CBP's first upgraded Orion, which is currently operational. These aircraft support the critical missions of interdicting and preventing acts of terrorism, and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and other contraband toward or across the borders of the...