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2012-01-01 18:24:00

DENVER, Jan. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Both of NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft were successfully inserted into orbit around the Earth's moon. The mission will analyze the internal structure and gravitational forces of the moon. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] built the twin robotic spacecraft and is conducting flight operations for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The first orbiter, GRAIL-A fired its main engine on Dec. 31 at 2:21 p.m. MT. The...

2011-12-08 12:57:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alan M. Title, physicist at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto, was honored last evening with the 2011 John Adam Fleming Medal, at a ceremony at the 2011 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco. The Fleming Medal is awarded not more than once annually to an individual "for original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric...

2011-12-05 17:17:00

DENVER, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] has been selected by the U.S. Air Force for a contract award to support the Reusable Booster System (RBS) Flight and Ground Experiments program. The value of the first task order is $2 million, with a contract ordering value of up to $250 million over the five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract period. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center are...

2011-11-26 13:14:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft launched this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 10:02 a.m. ET aboard an Atlas V-541 rocket provided by United Launch Alliance. The mission's large Curiosity rover is encapsulated and protected in an aeroshell that was designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). Launch photo: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/press_releases/2011/1126_ss_msl.html MSL aeroshell video:...

2011-11-21 08:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has submitted its final proposal revision for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract. The Lockheed Martin-Raytheon GMD team delivered its final offer to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) GMD Joint Program Office in Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 18. The contract will provide development, manufacturing, test, training, performance-based logistics,...

2011-11-04 10:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major business area of the Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), received a 2011 Community Impact Award from the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal for the company's commitment to improving math and science education during a Nov. 3 Corporate Philanthropy Awards ceremony in Santa Clara. Lockheed Martin was recognized for its long-standing support of the Bay Area-based Industry Initiatives...

2011-11-02 10:01:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women in Aerospace (WIA) national organization presented its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award to Julie A. Sattler, a vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (SSC), during a Nov. 1 ceremony in Washington, D.C. A nonprofit organization, WIA is dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and to increasing their visibility within the aerospace community. Sattler, a 27-year Lockheed Martin...

2011-10-25 11:39:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it will begin integration of GeoEye's (NASDAQ: GEOY) next-generation, high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite, known as GeoEye-2, with the planned delivery of its integrated propulsion system to Lockheed Martin's Sunnyvale, Calif. facilities later this month. The start of vehicle integration marks the on-schedule progress of installation and testing of satellite components and subsystems...

2011-10-24 14:23:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Shattuck, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company's director for directed energy systems, received a 2011 Outstanding Aerospace Engineer (OAE) Award from Purdue University's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at a ceremony in West Lafayette, Ind., Oct. 21. "The members of the faculty are very proud of Paul's accomplishments," said Tom I-P. Shih, professor and head of the school. "He is a positive role model for our students, and...

2011-10-17 13:12:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joanne M. Maguire, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, was formally inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in Washington, D.C. ceremonies Sunday. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant...