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2011-01-31 09:30:38

Cheaper, lighter and more energy-efficient broadband devices on communications satellites may be possible using metamaterials to modify horn antennas, according to engineers from Penn State and Lockheed Martin Corp. "Existing horn antennas have adequate performance, but have undergone little change over several decades except for advances in more accurate modeling techniques," said Erik Lier, technical Fellow, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. "Modifications enabled by metamaterials can...

2010-05-07 07:00:00

TULSA, Okla., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Matrix Service Co. (Nasdaq: MTRX) announced today that its subsidiary Matrix Service Inc. has been awarded a turnkey project in excess of $20 million to construct and install a thermal vacuum chamber test facility at the GPS III Test Facility, owned and operated by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corp., one of the largest U.S. aerospace companies. Matrix Service, Inc. will utilize DynaVac, based in...

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2007-09-10 21:40:00

INDIANAPOLIS -- Running out of gas usually means a long walk to a gas station to get more fuel. When a satellite's fuel tank runs dry, though, the mission's over - or it used to be. Scientists at Purdue University and Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) have devised new techniques that allow engineers to extend the lives of older communications satellites by redistributing the dwindling supply of propellant in the crafts' fuel tanks. They tested the method on twin communications satellites launched...


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