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U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III satellite receives commands from Next-Generation OCX ground control segment

GPS III and OCX successfully complete factory mission readiness test.


Major space mystery solved using data from student satellite

A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth’s radiation belts is now solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by University of Colorado Boulder students.


9News: The road to deep space begins in Colorado

Orion, the first spacecraft to carry humans beyond earth orbit, all starts with companies in Colorado. Lockheed Martin-built, with components from EnerSys, represents a few of 250 Colorado business...


CU Boulder solar instruments, experiments headed for space

A solar instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder to help monitor the planet’s climate is now set for launch Dec. 12 aboard a SpaceX rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Lockheed Martin continues to strengthen weather forecasting with second next-generation weather satellite

NOAA's GOES-S weather satellite arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for launch preparation.


NOAA satellite data illuminate oil production trends in Iraq and Syria

Between 2014 and 2016, it was taxation and extortion—not oil—that filled the coffers of the militant Islamic group ISIS, according to a new assessment that relied on NOAA satellite data.


Lockheed Martin completes Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite assembly and ships to environmental testing

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the major assembly of Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and has shipped the communications satellite to its Sunnyvale, California facility to undergo critical environmental testing.


Ball Aerospace wins major U.S. Air Force contract for next-gen weather satellite

Ball Aerospace has been selected by the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to deliver the next-generation operational environmental satellite system, Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M), for the Department of Defense (DoD).


EchoStar 105/SES-11 enters commercial service

Provides expanded Ku-band coverage of North America.


On a production roll: Lockheed Martin assembles third U.S. Air Force GPS III satellite

Second GPS III satellite in thermal vacuum testing.