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2012-05-01 06:20:40

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it has successfully mated the spacecraft bus and the imaging payload for GeoEye's (NASDAQ: GEOY) next-generation, high-resolution imaging satellite, known as GeoEye-2. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company is developing GeoEye-2 under a fixed-price contract with GeoEye. Once operational, GeoEye-2 will be the world's highest resolution commercial satellite, providing highly accurate imagery to...

2012-03-22 10:21:08

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)/Aerospace Corporation team has been selected as a winner of an Aviation Week Laureate Award for the successful development and execution of an innovative orbit-raising work-around plan that allowed the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite to reach its operational location at geosynchronous orbit. The Laureate Awards recognize individuals and teams for extraordinary...

2012-03-14 08:25:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test flight Feb. 22 of a Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Navy launched the unarmed missile from the submerged submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) in the Atlantic Ocean. This test marked the 137th successful test flight of the D5 missile since 1989 - a reliability record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile or space launch...

2012-03-05 13:11:00

AMSTERDAM, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) will install a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] WindTracer® Doppler lidar system at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport as part of its Integrated Windshear Alerting System. Suvarnabhumi is the sixth busiest airport in Asia, having handled 47.9 million passengers in 2011. Severe weather events in airport terminal areas, especially wind shear, microbursts and gust fronts, represent great hazards...

2012-03-05 10:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) - R Series Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) spaceflight instrument Engineering Development Unit completed optical-electronic lightning sensitivity testing in January at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto and showed excellent performance. System gain, linearity, and dynamic range all exceeded specifications. Within the next few months, the GLM...

2012-02-29 09:36:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today the successful completion of on-orbit testing for the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications space vehicle (SV-1). The AEHF system will provide vastly improved global, survivable, highly secure, protected communications for warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms. AEHF SV-1 was launched on Aug. 14, 2010 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket...

2012-02-27 09:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that it has delivered the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be readied for an April 2012 liftoff aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle. The AEHF system is the successor to the five-satellite Milstar constellation and will provide significantly improved global, highly...

2012-01-25 10:06:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneers of the highly successful Gambit and Hexagon legacy reconnaissance systems recently unveiled by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) were honored during a Jan. 24 ceremony at Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif. Gambit and Hexagon followed Corona, the nation's first photo reconnaissance satellite system to return an image from space successfully. All three programs were built by...

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...

2012-01-19 14:27:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a paper to be published tomorrow in the journal Science, for the first time ever scientists at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL) at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto, and collaborators at other institutions, have reported observations and analysis of the final death throes of a comet, as it passed across the face of the Sun on July 6, 2011, to vanish in flight. Using...