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2013-02-11 20:20:06

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is awarding a $10,000 grant to Still Serving Veterans (SSV) to aid in transitioning veterans to meaningful careers. Lockheed Martin, a member of the Huntsville community for 50 years, is partnering with SSV to support veterans' advocacy initiatives, long-term development and job placement. The grant will enhance the SSV's Workforce Community Blueprint Transition program, which provides resources for...

NASA's MAVEN Mission Assembly Completed, Beginning Environmental Testing
2013-02-09 10:36:16

NASA NASA´s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is assembled and is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo. MAVEN is the next mission to Mars and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. During the environmental testing phase, the orbiter will undergo a variety of rigorous tests that simulate the extreme temperatures, vacuum and vibration the spacecraft will...

2013-02-08 16:20:27

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is assembled and is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo. MAVEN is the next mission to Mars and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the environmental testing phase, the orbiter will undergo a variety...

2013-02-08 16:20:06

DENVER, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed the assembly of NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft. The orbiter is now undergoing environmental testing at the company's Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo. MAVEN is the next mission to Mars and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. Photo and video of MAVEN:...

2013-01-23 16:20:16

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A NASA sounding rocket flight in 2012 captured five minutes of the highest-resolution images ever taken of the Sun's million-degree outer atmosphere, the corona. The new images have provided tantalizing hints of another mechanism that likely contributes to the heating of the solar corona. In a paper published today in the journal Nature, researchers from multiple government and private institutions - including the Solar & Astrophysics Lab...

2013-01-08 12:21:23

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin team, awarded a contract by NASA in 2007 to design and build the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R Series, has met the requirements of a Pre-Environmental Review (PER). The review was held in November at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto by a group of multi-disciplinary experts from NASA and NOAA, as well as a number...

2013-01-07 12:21:01

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The spacecraft and science instrument integration for the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) - NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) Mission - has been completed, and final testing is underway. IRIS was designed and built at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto, with support from the company's Civil Space line of business and major partners Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Montana State...

2013-01-07 12:20:28

DENVER, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered the core structure for the first in a series of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s next-generation geostationary weather satellites to the company's Mississippi Space and Technology Center on NASA's Stennis Space Center where it will undergo propulsion system integration. The rigid external structure of the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R),...

2012-12-19 16:20:45

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) continued its year-long centennial celebration today at its Sunnyvale, California, site, marking the 100(th) anniversary of Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company, a San Francisco small business that grew to be one of Lockheed Martin's two founding companies. Allan and Malcolm Lockheed established their airplane business on Dec. 19, 1912, and today their passion for aerospace innovation thrives in Sunnyvale at today's...

2012-12-17 20:20:22

DENVER, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission came to an end today as planned when the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) flight operations team commanded the two spacecraft to de-orbit and impact the surface of the moon. Lockheed Martin built the twin robotic spacecraft and conducted flight operations for NASA's JPL since their launch on Sept. 10, 2011. The first of the orbiters, Ebb, impacted...