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Delta 4 Lifts Off With Spy Satellite On Board
2012-04-05 08:33:37

United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched a Delta 4 rocket at 4:12 p.m. (7:12 p.m. EDT) Tuesday, April 3 from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying a surreptitious spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) -- a division of the US military. The launch was a success, but only after several delays due to inclement weather and a technical issue. Initially scheduled to lift off five days earlier, the 20-story-high Delta 4 rocket climbed into...

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2011-01-21 08:55:00

The largest rocket ever to launch from the West Coast of the US blasted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday, officials at the military complex have announced. The 235-foot tall, United Launch Alliance (ULA) constructed Delta IV Heavy Launch Vehicle blasted off at 1:10 pm PST from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg, and was carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), officials from the military said following the launch. "The teamwork...

2010-03-25 07:00:00

DENVER, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) and Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), have entered into a strategic teaming agreement to offer launch services utilizing upgraded and modernized Athena rockets. These vehicles, based on the flight-proven Athena I and II, are designed to provide reliable access to space for small payloads to a wide range of orbits. Lockheed Martin will provide mission management, payload integration, and launch operations, and ATK will...

2009-09-14 08:24:21

The U.S. space agency says it is exercising its final extension option in its Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services contract with a Boeing unit. The option is the second of two in the contract awarded to the Boeing Space Operations Co. of Titusville, Fla., a subsidiary of the Boeing Co. The option extends the contract through Sept. 30, 2012, with a potential value of approximately $156.5 million. The contract provides management and technical services in support of payload...

2009-03-30 12:00:00

DENVER, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has established a new Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory (SVIL) to enable a more efficient and reliable process for space vehicle component and flight software integration. As a Lockheed Martin Space Systems-wide asset, the laboratory will have applications for large, small, existing and future satellite development. The SVIL utilizes state-of-the-art computer hardware and software technologies to provide...

2008-09-07 12:00:16

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- A super-sharp Earth- imaging satellite has been launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central California coast. A Delta 2 rocket carrying the GeoEye-1 satellite lifted off at 11:50 a.m. Saturday. Video on the GeoEye Web site showed the satellite separating from the rocket moments later on its way to an eventual polar orbit. The satellite makers say GeoEye-1 has the highest resolution of any commercial imaging system. It can...

2006-03-16 19:41:24

By Jim Wolf and Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pentagon officials will present long-awaited recommendations on Friday on a proposed merger of the struggling government-rocket launch arms of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., the two biggest U.S. defense contractors, a top Pentagon official said Thursday. The Pentagon's stance will be outlined to officials of the Federal Trade Commission, which has the ultimate say on whether to approve the deal, said Ronald Sega, an Air...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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