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2014-04-01 12:22:48

DENVER, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] more than $245 million in contract options to complete production of its seventh and eighth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III. GPS III space vehicles seven and eight (SV 07-08) received initial funding under a February 2013 long lead material contract for the Air Force's second set of four satellites, GPS III SV 05-08. Similar to this current award, the...

2012-02-04 00:30:00

50 SW installs software release to support next GPS IIF launch. Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 The 50th Space Wing´s 2nd Space Operations Squadron installed a new software release on the Global Positioning System Ground Segment to support the upcoming launch of a GPS Block IIF satellite. The Space and Missile Systems Center´s GPS Directorate Sustainment team, located at Peterson Air Force Base, delivered the software updates to 2 SOPS after the...

2011-06-30 10:05:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced that the Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center Ground System Architecture recently extended its mission capability to Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., with the successful launch of a new Air Force Operationally Responsive Space mission satellite, ORS-1. The ORS mission will be deployed by the 1st Space Operations Squadron, a component of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever. The architecture was...

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2010-07-07 11:07:45

The launch of a new U.S. Air Force space surveillance satellite has been delayed due to software malfunctions. The satellite was scheduled to lift off Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Air Force officials said Tuesday that tests revealed a software problem on another Minotaur IV rocket.  No other details have been released. The satellite is designed to give the Air Force its first satellite designed to keep an eye of debris in Earth orbit.  About 1,000...

2009-07-29 08:32:00

COLUMBIA, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISYS), announced today that it has submitted a proposal to deliver an integrated, advanced command and control solution for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Advanced Control Segment (OCX) program. Integral Systems is a member of the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) team competing for the open-architecture, next-generation control segment contract. GPS OCX will provide command and...

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2007-06-01 06:00:00

Extreme cold, ice, darkness challenge Airmen As temperatures hover at 30 degrees below zero, the Airmen and radars of Detachment 3, 22nd Space Operations Squadron stand watch over North America's frozen north. Landing on a snow-packed runway 700 miles north of the Arctic Circle in winter can be a white-knuckle experience for anyone. But that's what it's like at Thule Air Base, Greenland. Blinding winds howling at more than 50 mph, temperatures plunging below zero and 24-hour nights are...


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