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NASA IceBridge Wraps Up Arctic Field Campaign
2014-05-29 03:43:26

By George Hale, NASA Starting With Sea Ice IceBridge's campaign began on Mar. 10 when NASA's P-3 research aircraft left Wallops for Thule. For the first part of the campaign, researchers studied Arctic sea ice from Thule and Fairbanks, Alaska. Early in each campaign IceBridge spends a week in Alaska to survey sea ice north of Alaska. In addition, researchers study sea ice conditions across the entire Arctic Basin traveling from Thule to Fairbanks and back. IceBridge's sea ice...

NASA Pilots Train In P-3 Aircraft Simulator For Antarctic Flying
2013-12-12 11:12:10

NASA Pilots and flight engineers with NASA's Operation IceBridge traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., to prepare for the mission's recently concluded Antarctic campaign. There the flight crews spent time training in a P-3 aircraft simulator at the U.S. Navy base Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Each year, NASA pilots are required to train in a simulator and demonstrate proficiency in an actual aircraft, a process known as a check ride. Though this is only required once annually, many pilots...

IceBridge P-3 Lands Safely At McMurdo
2013-11-26 11:33:48

[ Watch The Video: First Landing: IceBridge P-3 on the Sea Ice Runway ] NASA Making the current NASA Operation IceBridge campaign – the first to ever operate directly from Antarctica – a reality took a year and a half of planning and coordination, finishing with weeks of intense work both at home and in Antarctica. Before anything at all could happen, the mission's science team had to come up with science flight plans. And mission planners worked closely with the National...

Image 1 - 2012 IceBridge Arctic Campaign Takes Off
2012-03-18 06:03:38

Researchers and flight crew with NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in polar ice, began another season of science activity with the start of the 2012 Arctic campaign on March 13. From mid-March through mid-May, a modified P-3 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., will conduct daily missions out of Thule and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland –with one flight to Fairbanks, Alaska and back–to measure sea and land ice. The campaign will also...

2011-04-20 13:13:14

A carefully executed operation to validate data from CryoSat has shown what can be accomplished when ESA, NASA and others join forces to further our understanding of how the fragile polar environment is responding to climate change. In support of ESA's CryoSat ice mission, which was launched a year ago to monitor changes in ice thickness, a grueling validation campaign is being carried out in one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth. The one-month Arctic expedition is a major...

2010-07-13 11:26:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) P-3 Orion with new Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) enhancements was delivered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in ceremonies here today. The newly re-winged P-3 will soon make its first flight and will immediately be a game-changer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This aircraft is the first of many that will benefit with increased availability and reliability for critical homeland...

2009-09-29 10:06:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered the first set of new production P-3 Orion wings to the company's launch customer, the Royal Norwegian Air Force, on Sept. 25. The milestone delivery ushers in a new era of P-3 life cycle sustainment. "These new wings take Lockheed Martin's long-standing commitment to the sustainment and support of the P-3 Orion to the next level," said Ray Burick, Lockheed Martin P-3/S-3 Programs vice president....

2009-07-29 07:00:00

MARIETTA, Ga., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded an $821 million maintenance, repair, and overhaul contract for the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) P-3 Orion fleet. The contract is for a base period of one year, with nine additional one-year options. CBP currently operates 16 P-3s, updated with a suite of modern surveillance sensors oriented towards conducting homeland security missions. "We are extremely proud to support Customs and...

2009-03-03 12:37:00

MARIETTA, Ga., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) hosted the 2009 P-3 Orion Suppliers Conference Feb. 25-26 in Marietta, Ga. Representatives from the broad P-3 supplier base attended the two-day event, focusing on P-3 Orion long-term sustainment as well as challenges posed by global economic conditions. "Our suppliers play a crucial role in our ability to support the world's P-3 fleet and are a critical member of the maritime patrol and reconnaissance...

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