Lockheed Martin announced Dec. 2 it has competed production of the fifth satellite of the Space Based Infrared System constellation.
To compete in an unconventional program like the Space Development Agency's Transport Layer, Lockheed Martin decided to team up with commercial companies.
Satellite manufacturers expressed optimism that overall demand for satellite communications would remain strong.
Lockheed CFO Ken Possenriede: “We now have a price point that will allow ULA to get its fair share of awards over SpaceX"
NASA has awarded more than $400 million in contracts to both demonstrate technologies needed for future lunar exploration and to send an ice-drilling payload to the south pole of the moon.
The sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) communications satellite successfully completed on-orbit testing Aug. 27.
Lockheed Martin's satellites for the SDA will be about 150 to 200 kilograms and will use Tyvak’s Mavericks platform.
Lockheed Martin received a $187.5 million contract and York Space Systems a $94 million contract for the Space Development Agency’s Transport Layer Tranche 0.
The Blue Origin-led team that is one of three working on lunar lander concepts for NASA’s Artemis program has delivered a full-sized mockup of that lander to the agency for testing by engineers and astronauts.
USC students will build the satellites and integrate them with Lockheed Martin’s SmartSat mission payload.
NASA’s inspector general criticized the agency for its accounting of Orion program costs in a new report, arguing it has “hindered the overall transparency” of the program amid growing costs and schedule slips.
Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team designed competing sensor payloads for the Next-Gen OPIR geosynchronous satellites.
Lockheed Martin will integrate satellite buses and payloads with data processors.
Lockheed Martin says it is starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across all of its business units, including space, as its suppliers encounter difficulties.