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2011-05-25 15:54:00

DENVER, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has selected the University of Arizona to lead a sample-return mission to an asteroid. The OSIRIS-REx team is led by Dr. Michael Drake, Director of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. will manage the mission for NASA. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will build the spacecraft. The OSIRIS-REx mission is budgeted for approximately $800 million, excluding the launch vehicle. The...

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...

2011-05-13 09:30:00

DENVER, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) aeroshell and cruise stage were delivered to Kennedy Space Center, Fla. yesterday. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built the aeroshell and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory built the cruise stage. The aeroshell will encapsulate and protect the Curiosity rover during its deep space cruise to Mars, and from the intense heat and friction that will be generated as the system descends through the Martian atmosphere. PHOTOS:...

2011-04-28 09:00:00

DENVER, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company campuses across the nation today opened their doors to over 3,200 children aged six to 18 years to introduce them to the wonders of science, physics and mathematics in the space industry through its annual event "Young Minds at Work" day. The event inspires children to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics education by demonstrating applications in our everyday life. "Inspiring...

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:...

2011-04-08 15:55:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded it a $43.3 million contract for concept definition and program planning for the Standard Missile-3 Block IIB (SM-3 IIB). The new missile, formerly known as the Next Generation Aegis Missile, will provide early intercept capability against intermediate- and long-range ballistic missile threats. It will be a key element of the fourth phase of the...

2011-03-25 15:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Huntsville Integrated Test (HIT) Center in Huntsville, Ala. The Lockheed Martin HIT Center will enable cost-effective and realistic testing of full-scale missile defense systems in a laboratory environment. "This facility demonstrates Lockheed Martin's commitment to advancing the state-of-the-art in missile defense capabilities," said John W. Holly, vice president...

2011-03-25 11:53:00

DENVER, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Stardust spacecraft, built and flown by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), sent its last transmission to Earth at 4:33 p.m. PDT (7:33 p.m. EDT) Thursday, March 24, shortly after depleting fuel and ceasing operations. During a 12-year period, the venerable spacecraft collected and returned comet material to Earth and was reused after the end of its prime mission in 2006 to observe and study another comet during February 2011. The Stardust team...

2011-03-25 09:58:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Stardust spacecraft sent its last transmission to Earth at 7:33 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 24, shortly after depleting fuel and ceasing operations. During an 11-year period, the venerable spacecraft collected and returned comet material to Earth and was reused after the end of its prime mission in 2006 to observe and study another comet during February 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has received a $12.5 million, one-year subcontract from Northrop Grumman Corporation for refurbishment of reentry vehicle arming and fuzing assemblies for the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. Under this subcontract, Lockheed Martin Space System's Valley Forge facility in King of Prussia, Pa., will replace components, refurbish and test...


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