The Air Force's missile warning satellite, SBIRS GEO-3, lifted off aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket Jan. 20, after a 24-hour delay. Credit: ULA
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is using "additive manufacturing" - better known as 3-D printing - to greatly decrease costs and lower production time when creating parts like this partially-built tank. Credit: Phillip Swarts
The Air Force's missile warning satellite, SBIRS GEO-3, lifted off aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket Jan. 20, after a 24-hour delay. Credit: ULA
SBIRS GEO Flight 3, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), in final assembly and test at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Arabsat 6a and Hellas-sat4
THAAD missile interceptor
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, left, was among a group of corporate executives meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 23. Credit: White House video still
Lockheed Martin’s full-sized, functional GPS 3 satellite prototype. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin has built a scaled-down version of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation space surveillance system in New Jersey. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
The third SBIRS satellite, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), pictured above in final assembly and test at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
Zephyr Airbus
The MUOS 5 satellite undergoing pre-launch inspection. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
Richard Ambrose Executive VP, Space Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.
Intelsat General President Kay Sears introducing a Dec. 15 panel discussion on the DoD's pivot to commercial satellite communications. Credit: SpaceNews
The MUOS 5 satellite undergoing pre-launch inspection. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver, said the company is hoping to complete work on the first GPS 3 satellite by August, even though the Air Force has said the satellite would launch no earlier than 2017. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson

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